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Since 1872, a course that meets the expository writing requirement has been the one academic experience required of every Harvard student. The Harvard College Writing Program teaches academic writing courses, publishes writing guides, creates digital learning tools, and consults with departments and programs on instructors' writing pedagogy.

We welcome you to "Expos," a Harvard tradition. 

Coming Up

The Nuts and Bolts Research Paper Clinics

November 18, 2016

Need help finding sources?

Figuring out how to start your research paper?

Have a project in process already?

COME FOR ONE-ON-ONE HELP WITH LIBRARY AND WRITING PROGRAM STAFF.

Tuesday, November 29, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 5, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

All clinics held in Lamont Library, B30

To Register, please follow this link to complete a form online.

Fall 2016 Writing Workshops

October 14, 2016

 

Writing Papers at Harvard: Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay (for spring Expos students)

Thursday, October 20 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Room B30, Lamont Library

Especially for spring term Expos students.  Making the transition from writing papers in high school to writing Harvard papers can be confusing. Come hear helpful tips from Expos preceptors and Writing Center peer tutors on writing papers at Harvard, with particular attention to elements like thesis and argument, evidence, and using and citing sources. 

  • Register for this workshop by sending your name, email address, and title of workshop that you wish to attend to expos@fas.harvard.edu. Use “Writing Workshop” in your subject line.

 

Writing the American Academic Essay (for International Students)

Thursday, October 27 at 3:30 – 4:30pm

Room B30, Lamont Library

Especially for new international students.  The conventions of the American academic essay can be quite different from the expected styles and approaches in other educational systems.  Come learn about approaches to writing essays for an American academic audience.

  • Register for this workshop by sending your name, email address, and title of workshop that you wish to attend to expos@fas.harvard.edu. Use “Writing Workshop” in your subject line.

 

How to Read and Write in the Sciences

Monday, October 31 at 3:00 – 4:00pm

Room B30, Lamont Library

There are important differences in how writers in different disciplines communicate their ideas.  Find out how writing in the sciences differs in terms of style, organization, and the use of sources and evidence.  Learn the fundamentals of reading articles in the sciences. Know the right questions to ask in order to determine what your professor expects from a research paper in a science or social science course.

  • Register for this workshop by sending your name, email address, and title of workshop that you wish to attend to expos@fas.harvard.edu. Use “Writing Workshop” in your subject line. 

 

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Quick Links

Online resources that model the elements
of analytical argument.
Teaching consultation and support for faculty
and teaching fellows.
Help for your paper at any stage of writing.
A cross section of the best writing from students
in Expos, as well as fiction prize winners.
Lectures about writing from across the Harvard
community. 
Recent innovations in Expos pedagogy.