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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. 

 

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Fall 2018 Writing Workshops

October 9, 2018

                                         Fall 2018 Writing Workshop PosterWriting the American Academic Essay (for International Students)
Monday, October 15 at 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
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.

 

Writing Papers at Harvard: Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay (for Spring Expos Students)
Thursday, October 18 at 4 – 5 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 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.

 

How to Read and Write in the Sciences
Thursday, October 25 at 3 – 4 p.m.
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.

EXPOS STUDIO 10 & EXPOS 20 CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

September 10, 2018

Expos Studio 10 and Expos 20 classes do not meet during Shopping Week.

  • Monday/Wednesday Expos Studio 10 and Expos 20 classes start on Monday, September 10.
  • Tuesday/Thursday Expos Studio 10 and Expos 20 classes start on Tuesday, September 11.

 

 

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