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. 

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Expos 20 Term Change Requests

August 27, 2016

All students who are interested in requesting to change their Expos 20 term assignment must fill out a form at the Writing Program office at One Bow Street. Please come to the office at the following times:

  •     Saturday, August 27: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  •     Monday, August 29: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  •     Tuesday, August 30: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Expos 10 Advising Begins

August 24, 2016

All students who are either recommended for Expos 10 or who are interested in the course must have an advising session at the Writing Program office on the second floor of One Bow Street. Sign-ups open on August 23, and advising sessions begin on Wednesday, August 24.

Students must come to the Writing Program to sign up for available timeslots.

Expos 10 Advising will take place on the following dates:

  •     Wednesday, August 24 (9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1:30–2:30 p.m.)
  •     Thursday, August 25 (9 a.m.–2 p.m., 4–5 p.m.)
  •     Friday, August 26 (9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1–5 p.m.)
  •     Saturday, August 27 (9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)

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
Recent innovations in Expos pedagogy.