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Explore the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

About PWR

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Director's Message

PWR Director Adam Banks shares his thoughts on why the ability to compose messages thoughtfully, strategically, and persuasively is essential to academic success.

Lecturer Profiles

Who teaches in PWR?

Understanding the Writing & Rhetoric Requirement

Review Stanford's three writing requirements (WR 1, WR 2, and WIM)

PWR Policies

Guidelines for teaching and learning in PWR

A Rhetorical Approach to Writing Instruction at Stanford

PWR courses are fundamentally courses in rhetoric

PWR Principles

Prizes and Publications

Undergraduates get honored for their excellent work in PWR

Past Projects and Initiatives

Read about some of PWR's projects from the past two decades, including the Stanford Study of Writing and the Writing Specialist initiative.

News and Announcements

Learn about what's happening in PWR