Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Statement on the Importance of Writing at Auburn University

The Importance of Writing at Auburn University

A key element of Auburn’s instructional mission is the emphasis on written communication, which is supported through the university’s general education courses and advanced through a robust Writing Across the Curriculum program. These efforts underscore the mechanics of formal writing, such as grammar and sentence structure, and engage students in an extensive process that translates ideas, insights, or interpretations into refined prose. Through the Writing Across the Curriculum program, every academic major maintains a comprehensive writing plan that supports student development across various occasions and audiences and provides opportunities for reflection, feedback, and assessment. By demonstrating the ability to logically present and explain a concept or idea to an audience, students understand and appreciate the role of writing as an integral part of learning.