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“Writing is thinking on paper.”

—William Zinsser

Fostering continuing development and growth in Emory students as readers, writers, and thinkers, the Department of English’s Writing Program is under expansion and growth. Through the Writing Program, the department is supporting our student writers as they enter college through the first-year writing courses, as well as their continued development through every stage of their Emory experience through advanced courses in writing and the services provided by the Emory Writing Center.

Ever adapting to ongoing changes in scholarly, professional, and digital communication, the Writing Program serves the department’s mission and learning goals, providing writing and communication support across the campus in many disciplines and programs. Through our Domain of One's Own at Emory, we assist both teachers and students in acquiring personal domains (janefaculty.net, joestudent.com). More importantly, we help to imagine how to use curriculum to drive creative and thoughtful use of those spaces. The space survives the classroom experience. One common use of these domains is as a portfolio for graduate-school and employment applications, permitting students to curate and feature their most innovative multimedia coursework--such as design portfolios, journalism, video essays, remixed art, interviews, translations and interpretations, maps, musical compositions and theatrical performances, photo galleries, as well as written and oral history.