As a student at Clark University, writing will be an integral component of your education. Faculty across the disciplines stress writing as a means of reflection, inquiry and argument. During your four years in college you will asked to write in a variety of informal and formal genres—class notes, journals, responses, essays, research papers, quizzes, exams—so you will end up writing in almost every class you take, even if it doesn’t seem as if it will be writing-intensive.
In these web pages you'll find information about writing placement and the Writing Center. At key times during the semester you'll also find descriptions of courses devoted to writing—including writing-intensive courses from across the disciplines— that will fulfill your Verbal Expression component in the Program of Liberal Studies.
As an incoming first-year student you'll take part in a writing placement process. Information about the 2013 writing placement process will be available in spring 2013. If you have questions prior to the information posted here, please don't hesitate to contact Jennifer Plante, Director of the Writing Program and Writing Center, or call her at (508) 793-7469.