• The Harvard Writing Project supports excellence in writing instruction throughout Harvard College.

HWP consultants work with faculty and teaching fellows to develop effective ways of assigning and responding to student writing. The HWP also collaborates with faculty and teaching fellows to develop writing guides tailored to specific courses or disciplines. 

Harvard faculty or teaching fellows interested in discussing the role of writing in a course, TF training, or developing writing assignments and guides should contact Dr. James Herron, Director of the Harvard Writing Project, at jherron@fas.harvard.edu or call (617) 495-5785.  


From left to right: A Guide to Writing in Aesthetic and Interpretative Understanding 14: Putting Modernism Together; A Guide to Writing A Senior Thesis in Sociology; iMovie Assignment Guide for Societies of the Word 38. These and many other publications are available in the writing guides section of the website.


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Lectures about writing from across the Harvard community.
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