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

Spring Course Registration | Sectioning for Expos Begins at Noon on Tuesday, January 28!

January 24, 2020

Sectioning for Spring Expos Courses will be open in my.harvard.edu from Tuesday, 01/28/2020 @ 12 p.m. through Thursday, 01/30/2020 @ 11:59 p.m.

Section information for Expos 20 and Expos Studio 20 courses is now available online.  Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with section times and course descriptions prior to registering.

Detailed information on how to section is available on the registration page

Students interested in the Expos 40 Public Speaking Practicum can also find spring course information and application instructions on the Writing Program website. 

The Nuts and Bolts Research/Writing Lab

December 3, 2019

The Nuts and Bolts Research/Writing Lab


Need help finding sources?

Looking for a place to be productive and focus on writing your research paper?


We're hosting a second research/writing lab on Monday, December 9! 


Register here to attend. 

(Snacks will be provided!)


Quick Links

Engaged Scholarship ExposCommunity engagement courses on real-world issues.
Harvard faculty explain good writing.
Teachers at Work
Recent innovations in Expos pedagogy.
Harvard Writing ProjectTeaching support for faculty and teaching fellows.
Harvard College Writing Center
Help for your paper at any stage of writing.