The Writing Program
The Pace University Pleasantville writing program is committed to teaching undergraduate writing and supporting all students as they develop the literacies necessary for success in the classroom and beyond. Through our three class writing sequence, students write to learn, not simply compose to show mastery. Classrooms are process oriented, collaborative spaces in which students are free to take risks, to play with form and genre, breaking from prescriptive approaches to writing that often leave writers feeling restricted and unfulfilled.
First-year writing courses serve as points of entry into the Pace community, as writing is a central component to the culture of learning that takes place at the University. ENG 110 and ENG 120 engage students in an exploration of literacy as it pertains to the self and the discourse communities in which they regularly interact. Students will also engage with writing as part of the Writing Across the Curriculum program, completing ENG 201, Writing in the Disciplines, an opportunity to explore the discourses associated with their fields of academic/professional study, and two Writing-Enhanced Courses (WEC).
The PLV Writing Center undergirds the work of the writing program, offering students individualized writing consultations and providing outreach workshops designed to support writing across the campus. Through our comprehensive approach to writing instruction, students grow as critical readers and writers, skills that support the fluency necessary to navigate academic discourse, along with the multiple discourses that exist outside of the university.