University Writing

Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 12:26am

Our instinct to rely on logic and academic thought hinders us when considering real-life situations.

Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 4:12am

Undergraduate Writing Program director Nicole Wallack said she hopes to expand the variety of themed UWriting sections available to include topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 12:35am

The Morningside Review expands online presence and calls for submissions.

Thu, Jan 26, 2012, 6:51pm

University Writing instructor Ilana Manaster on being both a professor and a student.

Sun, Nov 15, 2009, 10:45pm

All Columbia undergraduates have to take them—the required classes that constitute our early years. But do they go on to constitute part of us? This week, four students assess the foundations of our education. Jennifer Fearon examines what it means to re-read classics in Barnard’s First-Year English, Joseph Rozenshtein writes off University Writing, Sarah Ngu suggests it simply needs a few edits, and Neil Fitzpatrick merges the practical and the pedantic in his position on Literature Humanities.

Sun, Nov 15, 2009, 6:16pm

Whether we are strong or weak writers, there is value in learning—or re-learning—the basic structures and conventions of argument, rhetoric, and style.

Sun, Nov 15, 2009, 6:12pm

The sphere of academic writing encompasses much more than the literary sphere of novels and poems, which is what essay-writing is generally confined to in high school.

Tue, Sep 15, 2009, 7:20pm

I sat, an Iliad-literate prep school graduate utterly unprepared for the baffling question professor Zeus had posed for the deliberation of the mere mortals: “Why, then, is Trojan the number-one selling condom brand in the United States?"

Sun, Apr 19, 2009, 7:47pm

To tell Columbia students that they suffer from lack of sleep is like telling a deaf person he cannot hear. We know. Everyone knows.