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


September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8 is the last day we are accepting requests to change Fall 2016 Expos 10 and Expos 20 section assignments. Forms can be submitted at the Writing Program from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. We are located on the second floor of One Bow Street.

Expos 40 First Class Meeting

September 1, 2016

To apply for a section of Expos 40, you MUST attend the first class meeting which is Thursday September 1st from 3 - 5 p.m. in Menschel Hall (Art Museums).  Please plan to attend at least the first 30-45 minutes. You will be able to fill out a brief application form at that session, and the process of notification, waitlist, etc. will be explained then.

Please see the Expos 40 pages, or Expos 40 course site for additional information.


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.