University Writing Program


University Writing Program Administrative Office
1003 HMNSS
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-7760
Fax: (951) 827-7761


The University Writing Program offers courses that fulfill the UCR writing requirement. Students learn to write well, read closely, and speak formally in public. The University Writing Program helps UCR students make their way.

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  • Entry Level Writing Requirement

    The Entry-Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) is a University of California reading and writing proficiency requirement that all first-year students must satisfy. It must be satisfied either before beginning courses on a UC campus or during the first year of enrollment.

  • English 1ABC Composition Sequence

    Students who have satisfied the Entry-Level Writing Requirement begin the English 1ABC sequence. As a general introduction to many important reading and writing strategies as well as essay genres, the program as a whole provides students with a broad literacy education.

  • Writing Across the Curriculum

    WAC, or “W,” courses provide students with an opportunity not only to receive course credit in the discipline of the class, but also – if they earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher – to satisfy the campus’ third-quarter writing requirement.

  • Inland Area Writing Project

    The Inland Area Writing Project (IAWP) is a teacher-centered professional development organization hosted by UCR. The IAWP strives to improve the teaching of writing, and thereby to improve the writing ability of students in the Inland Empire.