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The West Point Writing Program
Mission

The West Point Writing Program sets, assesses, and supports curricular writing standards that advance USMA's study of composition in and across the disciplines, critical thinking, academic argument, writing pedagogy, and professional communication. Its mission includes:

    • cultivating institutional awareness of the writing process and effective writing practices
    • integrating the efforts of all academic departments and relevant support units 
    • preparing faculty to teach writing well, especially through the Writer Commons
    • equipping Cadets with needed resources at every stage of their development, especially through the Writing Fellows Program and Mounger Writing Center
    • evaluating the progress and proficiency of all Cadets according to relevant Academic Program Goals

The overarching goal of the Writing Program is to provide Cadets with continuity and coherence in their education so that all graduates are agile, thoughtful, and clear communicators who are prepared to answer the various demands of their professional environments and to succeed as Army officers.


The Big Picture

The graphic below depicts the Writing Program’s impact on all Cadets and select faculty (top and left), including curricular requirements and linked courses (center), as well as its main sub-components, the Mounger Writing Center and Writer Commons (right and bottom), which chiefly support Cadet and faculty development, respectively.

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