Expository Writing Program

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411 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor • New York, NY 10003-7032 • 212-998-8860

Director of the Program

Associate Professor Regaignon

Associate Director

Clinical Associate Professor Martone

Director of Faculty Development

Clinical Associate Professor Stewart 

Director of Writing-in-the-Disciplines 

Clinical Associate Professor Donatelli

Director of the Writing Center

Clinical Associate Professor Morgan

An NYU and CAS education begins, in part, with writing. This practice reflects the University's longstanding commitment to the centrality of written inquiry to undergraduate education. In the twenty-first century, this centrality is more evident than ever before. Expository writing courses at NYU teach students to move from answering teachers' question to identifying and responding to questions and problems that they themselves identify. To this end, students learn to use writing as a flexible tool for: exploring ideas; taking intellectual and creative risks; analyzing data (sources, text, visual material, or empirical data); making and rethinking observations; and investigating questions and curiosities. Students also learn to think of writing as a process of consciously crafting a text that purposefully communicates an idea, finding, result, insight, or interpretation to a specific imagined audience.

In addition to required writing courses for students in the College of Arts and Science, College of Nursing, Silver School of Social Work, Tisch School of the Arts, Stern School of Business, and Tandon School of Engineering, the Expository Writing Program offers elective courses for students seeking to continue their exploration of the essay genre or to develop their understanding of how to communicate their ideas effectively to a broad and diverse audience