We provide writing instruction to all incoming frosh, which means more than 5,000 students take our required writing courses each year. We are deeply devoted to students and to writing, and we believe that writing is an integral part of the student experience at UCSC.
We offer some of the smallest classes on campus, and we’re committed teachers who are attentive to student work, innovative in the classroom, and devoted to preparing students for writing at the university and in daily life. We also support a culture of writing by working with graduate students, providing opportunities for students and opportunities for faculty, and offering tutoring.
Writing Program Highlights
All incoming frosh at UCSC are required to take writing courses. We love to teach these courses!
Learn about the myths many believe about teaching writing and learning to write.
Are you an undergraduate who has a question about writing requirements? Start here!
More than 50 people teach for the Writing Program. Get to know us!
The Writing Program has writing experts researching and publishing in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, TESOL, and related fields.
The Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year writing is our long-standing writing award for first-year students.