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The Writing and Rhetoric Requirement at Stanford

PWR 1 and PWR 2 courses are carefully designed to offer richly diverse intellectual experiences based on shared assignments, goals, and learning outcomes. The basic structure of required PWR courses—in particular, the assignment sequence—does not vary from section to section, but each instructor builds on this shared core, designing class materials and activities and choosing readings to develop a unique course.

Planning Your PWR Experience

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Explore the complete list of current PWR course offerings

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Find out which PWR classes you'll take and when you'll take them

Learn more about our 1-unit companion courses to PWR 1, ESF, and ITALIC 95W. These courses offer students the opportunity to spend additional time outside of their assigned writing sections developing effective composition and revision strategies.

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Find out which WIM courses are available in your major

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What additional courses in rhetoric and writing are available? Find out here

PWR offers summer courses! Learn more about our available summer courses