The UWP encompasses two courses: English 1001 (1st year / 1st semester) and English 2000 (2nd year / 2nd semester). We feature about 350 sections per year of excellent, college-level writing instruction. Writing at the university level is significantly different from the writing you have done in high school. Employers constantly tell us that being able to write and communicate effectively is extremely important for securing and advancing past the entry level of a job. Furthermore, it is essential for graduate school, even in non-Humanities disciplines. We also feature some of the smallest classes at LSU in which your faculty will work with you one-on-one to improve your writing.


The links to the left offer more information and resources for faculty and students in the writing program. Please check back regularly for updates and useful resources.

The Department of English at Louisiana State University anticipates an opening for a position as Director of the University Writing Program. The appointment will begin with the Fall 2015 semester. The position offers a unique opportunity for a creative, experienced writing program administrator to direct and maintain a well-developed, forward-looking program fully integrated into LSU's general education curriculum. The position is tenure-track at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of English, the largest department on campus with a rich history of excellence in teaching, research, and community outreach.


To view the full posting, or to apply, please visit the job page on the LSU Careers site.






Please note, the University Writing Program is aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


Assessment essays are due to by noon on Wednesday, December 3rd. Please make sure that your Fall 2014 syllabus deadline is December 2nd or earlier.


Assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th in Coates B-2 (in the basement).We will begin at 8:30 a.m. Assessment usually lasts until afternoon. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have any questiosn about assessment, or if you are unsure about whether or not you are scheduled to participate this semester, please contact us!

Congratulations Ann Martin for winning a George H. Deer Distinguished Teaching Award!




Congratulations Gloria Gladman for winning a Tiger Athletic Foundation President's Award!




Congratulations Barbara Heifferon for winning a TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award and an ATLAS Fellowship!




The UWP is very proud of its award-winning faculty!