MIT Writing Requirement

ABOUT THE MIT WRITING REQUIREMENT

Good writing benefits everyone. Engineers, scientists, and humanists must communicate well to do well. Consequently, MIT initiated the Writing Requirement to ensure that its graduates have the writing skills necessary for personal and professional success.

The Writing Requirement is structured into two parts: Phase One is designed to ensure that all undergraduates are proficient in general expository writing; Phase Two is designed to ensure that undergraduates become proficient in the particular forms of writing used within their major discipline.

The Writing Requirement is governed by the Committee on the Writing Requirement and administered by The Office of the Dean of Students and Undergraduate Education.

THE WRITING REQUIREMENT OFFICE

The Writing Requirement Office is located in 20B-140. If you have any questions on the Requirement, please call Madeline Brown at (617) 253-3039 or the Director of the Writing Requirement, Associate Dean Leslie C. Perelman, at (617) 253-3375.

 

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