The Graduate Writing Program (GWP) supports graduate students from across the Rutgers community in their scholarly writing goals, from coursework papers to articles and dissertations. Based on expert research in composition studies, the GWP’s curriculum helps students master the genres and styles of academic writing. Additionally, students develop professional writing habits, including techniques for time management, goal setting, and resilience. Graduate students of all levels are welcome.
Courses typically consist of eight class meetings and two one-on-one conferences. While GWP courses appear on students’ transcripts, they are free, carry zero credits and entail no additional work other than the writing students are already doing in their programs. A “Satisfactory” grade is determined by attendance and engagement.
In addition to offering courses, the GWP hosts a range of workshops and events, such as writing workshops and guest lectures. These are open to the broader Rutgers community. To learn more about our faculty, courses and events, please explore the tabs below.
GWP Advisory Board
Eileen Kowler, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Senior Associate Dean, SGS
Paola Gambarota, Associate Professor of Italian Literature
Tamara Sears, Associate Professor of Art History
Marian Diksies, Associate Professor of Teaching and Academic Advisor, School of Social Work