Writing Program

The College Writing Program supports students who produce academic writing at Davidson and the faculty who teach its practices throughout the curriculum. The program sponsors writing in a variety of styles, genres, and disciplinary contexts across the college, which values writing as a core feature of undergraduates' intellectual lives.  The program promotes a robust rhetorical culture at Davidson by:

  • Offering students practice in analysis, intellectual argument, and other forms of writing associated with civic and scholarly publics
  • Fostering effective and innovative methods for teaching writing in the liberal arts
  • Guiding students in research practices and writerly ethics, with an emphasis on making fair and effective use of the work of others
  • Regularly assessing students' work as writers