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The limits of my language are the limits of my world. —Wittgenstein

Welcome Incoming Students!

The UC San Diego Analytical Writing Program is designed to help you master the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that will enable you to succeed at the university and in your professional lives.

We offer two course options for those who have not yet met the university’s Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR)

  • AWP 1: Analytical Writing
  • AWP 2A-2B: Analytical Writing and Academic English

In our writing courses, you can expect to:

  • read and analyze challenging and interesting essays
  • explore these essays with your classmates in lively discussions
  • write and revise frequently, based on thoughtful feedback from your instructors and peers
  • acquire the foundational skills that will enable you to enroll in your College Writing courses 

Please visit our FAQ page for more information on your analytical writing placement and why it is important to sign up promptly. Contact the Analytical Writing Program if you have additional questions.