Professional Writing courses teach the research, analysis, writing, and language skills that students will need in their lives beyond the classroom.
Video: What is Professional Writing
The Professional Writing Program has been recognized by the Maryland State Department of Higher Education as one of Maryland's "Most Innovative Educational Programs."
Professional Writing Group: Training, editing, document design for organizations, including one-on-one mentoring for key personnel.
PWP's Rebecca Ritzel is a regular contributor to the Washington Post's Style section. Read her feature on Shakespeare is his wingman.
Lucky That Way: Rediscovering My Father's World (University of Missouri Press, 2014) by Pamela Gerhardt, PWP Lecturer
- Profile of author Pamela Gerhardt
- Named by the American Society of Journalists and Authors as the best memoir or biography
- University of Missouri Press Q&A with PWP author Pamela Gerhardt
- English professor writes award-winning memoir
Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies(Southern Illinois University Press, 2013) by Scott Wible, Director of the Professional Writing Program.
PWP lecturer Danuta Hinc was interviewed about her novel, "To Kill the Other," by Eva Kapitan on a literary blog, "Authors of the Roundtable" on February 5th, 2014.
Winners of PWP 2014 Writing Contest announced.
New Professional Writing Course: ENGL398B: Writing for Social Entrepreneurship
New Undergraduate Course: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training Course.
Student Testimonials document value of PWP experience.
PWP Instructor Pamela Gerhardt publishes in The Washington Post: Assisted living facilities may be wise to appeal more to men
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Writing-Related Panel for Law School Applicants
In September 2011, several law school admissions officers joined University of Maryland faculty and staff for a roundtable discussion on writing personal statements for law school applications. Videos of the program, which was cosponsored by the English Department’s Professional Writing Program, can be viewed by clicking on the links below: