“I am my language. Until I can take pride in my language,
I cannot take pride in myself.”
“In some quarters, people regularly act as if the adage ‘Everybody has a right to their own opinion’ means that no one is obligated to lay out a case in support of their assertions. In the academy, an opinion or an assertion is worthless unless you are also willing to make and examine your case in the light of evidence, asking whether the evidence is sufficiently and appropriately warranted. The drama in academic arguments is not in the claim at all. Claims are a dime a dozen. The action is in the argument.”
–Linda Brodkey, Director, Warren College Writing Program, Univ. of California at San Diego
Welcome to the Writing Program at The College of New Jersey! Our goal is to promote the development of students’ identities as good writers. We hope all TCNJ students can eventually see themselves as informed participants in the wide range of “conversations” that make up academic and public discourse. The courses offered in the Writing Program as well as throughout the college’s writing intensive curriculum will help students develop the skills necessary for today’s world.
This website was designed to assist you. If you are a student, you can get important details about the placement exam, meet the writing faculty, learn about courses, and access guides to help you become a more effective writer.
If you are a faculty member, you’ll find practical resources whether you’re teaching WRI 102 or a writing intensive course—including information and links on rubrics, critical thinking, and other pedagogical issues.
Hopefully, this site will answer any question you may have about the Writing Intensive Curriculum and the Writing Program at The College of New Jersey. If not, please feel free to contact us at (609) 771-2864 or E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.