Writing Attentive Courses

Writing is one of the cornerstones of a Bates education

The faculty has long agreed that writing promotes and reveals thinking and at the same time is an essential means of communication. The General Education curriculum adopted in 2006 gave it new prominence by crafting a three-tiered writing requirement that must be completed at Bates over a student’s four years.  Because a vigorous writing course during the first year is important to a successful career at Bates, a W1 is part of that requirement. W2 courses focus on particular fields and expect sophisticated ideas and clear expression.