About the Writing Program

The Writing Program at Philadelphia University emphasizes rhetorical competency and a process-based approach to composition as part of all disciplines and majors at the University.

At PhilaU, good writing is not bound to one discipline – we see writing as an essential skill in all programs and courses. Writing skills are taught in an integrated manner alongside disciplinary knowledge, with an emphasis on the importance of revision and collaboration.

The Writing Program supports Philadelphia University’s approach to writing education for all students and faculty, including:

  • Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines initiatives that offer writing intensive courses across all majors
  • First- and second-year Writing Seminar courses in the Hallmarks general education program, as well as corresponding English as a Second Language and Honors courses
  • Tutoring for student writers through the Academic Success Center
  • Teaching assistance for faculty via workshops and consultations