University Writing

University Writing is a program in Undergraduate Education, housed in the English Department has a threefold mission:

  • Ensure every student receives high-quality, research-based writing instruction at BYU;
  • Help every student communicate effectively in academic, professional, and civic situations; and,
  • Support faculty across campus in their efforts to teach writing.

The Aims of a BYU Education document states that each student should acquire language abilities that enable students to listen, speak, read, and write well; to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in one’s area of expertise as well as on general subjects. BYU also wants students to engage successfully in logical reasoning, critical analysis, moral discrimination, creative imagination, and independent thought.

Learn more about how the University Writing program supports these aims by visiting the links above.