Middlebury

Guidelines for Writing Intensive Courses

Writing is not simply "assigned" in writing intensive courses.  Instead, the writing done in these courses helps students develop their analytical and persuasive powers. Additionally, in many courses, students are encouraged to use writing to learn.  Because learning, like writing, is a constant process of collecting, connecting, discarding and reorganizing, instructors may encourage students to think through new or difficult ideas and terminology in writing.