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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 courses:

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

In May 2020, UC San Diego’s Academic Senate approved a change that allows UCSD to offer full baccalaureate credit for courses that fulfill the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Students will receive full credit for AWP 3, 4A, and 4B that will count towards their GPA and their graduation units. This change brings UCSD in line with the other UC campuses, supports student progress towards degree completion, and recognizes the meaningful writing instruction that students encounter in these courses.

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