William and Mary

Writing Program


The College of William and Mary values good writing as a reflection of clear thinking and as a tool for lifelong learning. As such, it is both primary and essential to the goals of a liberal education.  Writing enhances learning, thus the William and Mary faculty are committed to promoting writing and the teaching of writing within all academic disciplines.

Every student at the College must fulfill two writing requirements before they graduate: the Pre-Major Writing Requirement (COLL 150 beginning Fall 2015) and the Major Writing Requirement.