When you write, you lay out a line of words. The line of words is a miner’s pick, a wood-carver’s gouge, a surgeon’s probe. You wield it, and it digs a path you follow. Soon you find yourself deep in new territory. Is it a dead end, or have you located the real subject? You will know tomorrow, or this time next year.
— Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
Writing at Washington College, you will be invited to pick and probe your way through your studies and experiences. Exploring a range of academic subjects and fields, across the curriculum and the campus, from first-year seminars through the senior capstone experience, you will become a writer in your learning. In a community and a world where meaningful writing matters, you will be encouraged to make your mark.
Grasping Academic Essentials
Literature and Composition (ENG 101)
Essentials in critical reading and expository writing through literary perspectives
Global Research and Writing (GRW)
Essentials in research, writing and presentation through global perspectives
Writing Intensive Courses
Writing in Depth and in the Disciplines
Writing Intensive Courses (guidelines)
Writing within the disciplines and majors in sophomore and junior years.