For Undergraduates

Learning to write a persuasive analytical argument is hard work. It’s also the kind of exciting conceptual work that lies at the heart of a liberal arts education. The Writing Program is here to help as you cultivate your curiosity, scrutinize complex evidence, ask difficult questions, engage multiple perspectives, and develop nuanced, original claims of your own. The most interesting discoveries come to light through a recursive process of feedback and radical revision. That's why our motto is "Every Writer Needs a Reader!"

Undergraduate Initiatives

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual appointments to student writers across all levels and disciplines.

First-year Writing Seminars

The Writing Seminars provide first-year students a foundation for their ongoing development as critical readers, writers, and researchers.

Sophomore Research Seminars

The year-long Sophomore Research Seminars offer students close mentoring and peer community as they practice the work of scholarship.


Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy

Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy is an annual journal that publishes excerpts of student scholarship from within the Princeton community.

Mary W. George Research Conference

Named in memory and celebration of librarian Mary W. George and her devotion to undergraduate research at Princeton, the biannual conference showcases the exceptional, diverse scholarly work of students from the Writing Seminars.