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Welcome to the challenging world of New York University and to the website for the Expository Writing Program. NYU’s required writing courses are designed to prepare students for the work they will do in all of their academic courses. These writing courses are foundational and essential; they prepare students for more rigorous thinking, more elegant writing, and more supple imagining.

In our writing courses, the essay is the coin of the realm. Essay. Not the five-paragraph one. Not the one that begins with a simple assertion, claim, proposition, or declaration and moves forward, sometimes ploddingly, point by point. Read more >


  • SP15 Commendations

    EWP recognizes students' outstanding contributions to building a community of readers and writers at New York University.