Writing Seminar faculty number 35-40 each year and include post-doctoral lecturers recruited in a national search to teach in the Program, as well as Princeton graduate students in the final stage of dissertation-writing. For postdocs, the course load is typically two seminars per term, usually on the same topic; for graduate student fellows, it’s one seminar per term. Our teaching community is among the most disciplinarily diverse of any program in the country. Each seminar is strongly writing-centered and revolves around a topic that can be explored through a wide range of evidence, methodologies, and scholarship. The instructor guides students in that exploration to develop motivated research questions and respond with persuasive, original analysis. In this way, students are given a compelling occasion to practice the strategies and techniques of college-level argument.
Information about the 2020 - 2021 application process will be made available in late November. For more information about the Princeton Writing Program, explore our website or view an overview of the Program.