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Welcome to the Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric

Today, it is not enough to know how to write well. Students also have to know how writing works in an increasingly global and networked society. This knowledge is essential for professional and academic advancement in fields such as business, communications, education, engineering, law, medicine, and all social services.  In fact, most major professional exams such as the MCAT and LSAT require successful completion of a writing assignment, and Hofstra's Career Center reports that the overwhelming majority of their job postings now include a requirement for well-developed writing skills.

The faculty in Writing Studies and Rhetoric are committed to providing you with experiences and resources that will support your immediate and long-term success--in writing and in the world beyond.

Please explore our site and learn about Hofstra's introductory writing sequence (WSC 1 and 2), courses in professional and digital writing, and opportunities to complete internships, independent studies, the Writing Studies minor, and the BA and minor in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy.

Feel free to contact the department office with questions. We are located on the first floor of Mason Hall. For information about Writing Studies, call Gloria Hoovert at (516) 463-5467. For information about the Rhetoric program, call Amanda Schmidt at (516) 463-4871.

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