University Writing Programs

University Writing Programs
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The University Writing Programs (UWPs) were created to promote, support and assess the goals for writing and learning at the University of New Hampshire. The UWPs are housed in Academic Affairs and report to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.


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Writing Center


The Connors Writing Center is open for both in-person and virtual appointments Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Online Writing Lab


The OWL is currently taking submissions. Get feedback from our assistants and improve your writing skills.
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Resources


For immediate self-help, check out our wide variety of writing resources- from handouts to videos to in-person assistance.
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Who We Are

The UWPs are contained in a single unit that includes responsibility for the Writing Committee, Writing Across the Curriculum  (WAC), the Connors Writing Center (CWC), and the Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The curricular component of WAC, consisting of the writing-intensive (WI) courses, is situated within academic departments.

We work with academic units, departments, allied programs, individual faculty, and students to advance the culture of writing at UNH.  This approach values and encourages writing as an "activity and subject of study,"1  not only in writing intensive (WI) classes but wherever writing occurs.  Through frequent guided practice, UNH students become accustomed to negotiating the writing process, are more self aware and able to transfer positive writing habits, and can adjust to differing genre conventions. We offer a wide array of services and resources to support students and faculty with their writing-based endeavors in the curriculum.

[1] Adler-Kassner, Linda, and Elizabeth Wardle, Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies. Boulder: UP Colorado. 2015. 15. Print.