PWR Policies

The Program in Writing and Rhetoric seeks to guide Stanford students in developing and refining skills in careful analysis and substantive written and oral research-based argument, and in using well-defined rhetorical principles to present their ideas with intellectual rigor and stylistic force. Those goals generate a few key principles that deeply influence our curriculum, our students, and our instructors.

Student success in PWR hinges on the shared responsibilities of teachers and students

PWR’s attendance policies are designed to create a clear, consistent and positive learning environment in PWR sections.

PWR holds Stanford student to a high standard for rhetorically aware and effective writing

We take student course concerns seriously and have specific procedures in place to help students navigate these concerns.

PWR courses only tolerate the highest levels of academic integrity, aligning with the university's Honor Code and Fundamental Standards.