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Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse

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WRD instructor Justin Staley recently published a baseball article in The Cauldron by Sports Illustrated. Read more about his writing at the WRD Blog.

Gallagher
This Winter Quarter, Victoria Gallagher visited WRD to share her work in the Virtual Martin Luther King project. Read a recap of the event at the WRD Blog.
WRD Career Handout

Explore career options​ as a WRD major or Professional Writing minor, and use this handout to plan what WRD courses to take in order to pursue a career in fields like law, technical writing, editing/publishing, and more.

WRD 111 Students

The annual WRD 111 Dinner

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Technical Writer is #3 in Best Creative & Media Jobs. Check out the full report.

The development and expression of ideas in writing is the foundation of a liberal education, and more broadly, contemporary democratic culture. In government, education, and all manner of professions, it is through writing that we determine our values, define norms of appropriate behavior, and pursue our goals. Our lives are increasingly mediated by digital technologies that use writing to organize sound and image in interactive spaces like the World Wide Web, and through text messaging and email, individual identity and interpersonal relationships are progressively bound up with writing. At the same time, we face growing demands for communicating across national, cultural, and linguistic borders, requiring us to rethink many assumptions we may have about written communication and expression. The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse engages various writing practices and genres to prepare students to excel in the range of contexts in which they will go on to write.

If you have questions related to any of the department's curricular programs, please see the Contact page. Welcome to WRD!

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