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

Pitch Your Senior Thesis Workshop

February 11, 2020

The Pitch Your Thesis workshop is an opportunity to take a step back from writing your thesis and focus on the big picture: Can you clearly articulate your main argument? Can you explain why your research matters/what you hope to contribute to your field? Will you be ready to present your ideas clearly and effectively in an oral presentation or at the 3-Minute Thesis Competition later this spring?

Faculty from Expos 40 will lead a workshop to help you develop an elevator pitch version of your thesis. You will then have a chance to present your pitch from the Queen’s Head stage to a supportive audience.

When: Thursday, February 20, 6-8 PM

Where: Cambridge Queen's Head

How: Register here by Tuesday, February 18. Space is limited!

Check out last year’s 3MT pitches here!


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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. 


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