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The Writing Program

About the Program


Our Mission

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The Cook Family Writing Program offers courses at every level—from introductory to advanced—to ensure that Northwestern undergraduates have ample opportunities to learn to write clearly and persuasively. We also work with faculty across the University to help their students become more effective writers.

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The Writing Place

The Writing Place is Northwestern’s center for peer writing consultations. Whether you are writing a paper for a class, composing application letters and essays, or working on some other writing project, a Writing Place consultant can help you at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to revising and editing a draft.

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