The director of writing
- oversees all writing in the academic programs at Wagner College;
- is responsible for instruction of faculty who deliver writing-intensive courses;
- works with the director of the writing center; and
- encourages writing across the curriculum.
Resources for writers and students needing help with writing can be found on the writing center's website.
Statement from Ann Hurley, Director of the Writing 1998-2013
"The English Department strongly recommends that students write as much as possible throughout their undergraduate studies. We find the regular practice of writing essential to the development of those skills of retention, analysis, explication, inference and expression that are fundamental to the professional challenges of modern living. The ability to analyze, research and explain is much in demand in law, business, finance, education and government. It is our experience that students who have elected challenging course work involving extensive writing have excelled on the gateway examinations for graduate school: the GRE, LSAT, or GMAT. The English Department thus strongly supports writing both through our own course offerings and through courses across the disciplines that require intensive writing. The Director of Writing can be consulted at any time by anyone for advice and assistance in developing these essential skills."