Writing Instruction

Writing instruction at Bucknell takes place in writing-intensive courses offered at all levels in all disciplines. W1 courses offer a general introduction to college writing, while W2 courses allow students to practice rhetorical conventions in particular disciplines.

Writing Requirement

All Bucknell students must successfully complete one W1 course and two W2 courses before graduating. The Writing Program is Bucknell's only University-wide degree requirement. || See a full description of Bucknell's Writing Requirement.

Writing Center Staff

The Writing Center professional staff consists of four professional Writing and Teaching Consultants and one professional Writing Consultant. Additionally, there are 39 Peer Writing Consultants. The Writing Center Director is Deirdre O'Connor.

To schedule an appointment with any staff member, call 570.577.3141 or stop by our main office, 100 A Roberts Hall, during regular business hours.

Writing Program Oversight

The Composition Council, consisting of faculty representatives from both colleges and from each division within the College of Arts & Sciences, oversees the Writing Program and the W course development process.

The Writing Program Director chairs the Composition Council and normally serves a three-year term. The current Writing Program Director is Abe Feuerstein, Associate Professor of Education.

History of the Program

Those who are interested in the history, administration and rationale of the Writing Program are welcome to read the  Writing Program Legislation (pdf). Some modifications were made to the legislation in response to an internal review conducted in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 academic years. The complete description of Bucknell's Writing Requirement reflects these changes.

Members of the Bucknell community are welcome to explore the Writing Program & Writing Center Annual Report (AY 2013-2014) (pdf) 

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