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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 offers a range of lower and upper division writing courses to help students master the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that they will use at the university and in their professional lives.

For those who have not yet fulfilled the University of California’s Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR), we offer these credit-bearing courses:

Please refer to the latest ELWR information in the righthand panel "Important Program Updates".

In these writing courses, students can expect to:

  • Read and analyze challenging and interesting essays
  • Explore these essays with classmates in lively discussions
  • Write and revise frequently, based on thoughtful feedback from instructors and peers

Visit our FAQ page for more information. Contact the Analytical Writing Program if you have any questions.