Other Ways to Meet the PWR 2 Requirement

WRITE 2 Courses

WRITE 2 (sometimes referred to as DWR 2) classes are seminars, taught by faculty, that fulfill the PWR 2 part of Stanford University's Writing and Rhetoric General Education requirement. They are courses with a dual character: they are classes about a subject; they are also classes about writing and oral presentation.

Prerequisite for students: the completion of PWR 1. 

Follow the links below for WRITE 2 courses for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Course Details

WRITE 2 courses:

  • carry at least 3 units of credit
  • are generally seminar courses
  • provide writing, research, and oral presentation assignments and include opportunities for students to present the results of scholarly inquiry in varying forms (e.g. in print, on the web, before a live audience)
  • offer students consistent opportunities for practice and revision of major written assignments and oral presentations, with feedback provided by faculty
  • provide instruction in writing and oral communication keyed to standards appropriate to university-level work, including attention to integrating the writing and oral communication instruction with the content of the course
  • require that students produce 18-25 pages of writing and 15-20 minutes of speaking

Further, it is recommended that WRITE 2 courses:

  • incorporate peer review into the students' process of preparing and revising written assignments and oral presentations
  • give students opportunities to work collaboratively on presentations
  • supplement feedback from faculty with support or coaching from other sources, which could include videotaping and/or tutoring support from the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking