Since 1872, a course in expository writing 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.

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Expos 20 Assignments and Section Change Requests

January 31, 2016

Expos 20 section assignments were run on Sunday, January 31. Your section should be visible in your my.harvard.


If you have a schedule conflict, Section Change Requests are accepted on the second floor of One Bow Street at the following times:

  • Monday, 2/1/16 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2/2/16 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, 2/3/16 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


January 30, 2016

The system designed to assign all spring students to limited-enrollment Expos sections has unfortunately experienced unexpected technical difficulties today. The developers are currently working to resolve the problem, and we are waiting for an update about when the system will be ready to run. We expect to be able to provide further information early tomorrow, but we are not able to send you your Expos section assignment this evening as we had hoped.

Section Changes will not take place on Sunday, January 31.

As soon as we know more, we will send you an updated schedule of when to expect your section assignment and when we will hold open hours for section change requests. The first day of Expos classes will remain Monday, February 1.


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