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.
New Book: 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.
Winners of PWP 2013 Writing Contest announced.
New Professional Writing Course: ENGL398B: Writing for Social Entrepreneurship
PWP's Rebecca Ritzel is a regular contributor to the Washington Post's Style section. Read her feature on Baltimore's Evergreen Mansion.
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
For additional help with your writing, contact the Writing Center.
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: