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CollaboratingWriting and Culture Seminar

The Georgetown University Writing Program coordinates the required first-year writing course, WRIT015: Writing and Culture Seminar. As part of the Georgetown Core, this course is required of all undergraduates, with some exceptions based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test scores. See your school’s guidelines for details.

The Writing and Culture Seminar provides students with opportunities to connect their writing with critical reading and thinking, inquiry, and analysis. The Writing and Culture Seminar approaches writing through three interrelated frameworks: writing as a tool for inquiry, writing as a process, and practice writing in different rhetorical situations. Each section focuses on a cultural theme, with readings and assignments that engage students with compelling questions and problems. Seminar readings provide texts for analysis as well as models and motives for student writing. Students should take this course as early as possible and no later than the end of the sophomore year.

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The Writing Center

The Writing Center, located on the 2nd floor of Lauinger Library, works to address both the immediate goals of our clients with regard to specific papers as well as ways in which they can further their development as writers. We are happy to help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to revision. Tutors are ready to offer advice on clients’ specific concerns, including but not limited to developing a thesis, use of evidence, organization and flow, and sentence structure. Above all, we hope to provide students with the skills to become their own editors. Visit the Writing Center website for more information.