Composition Program


Welcome to the Composition Program at WSU. The WSU Composition Program endeavors to prepare students for composing a variety of texts that will support their undergraduate careers as well as their lifelong participation in various communities. Courses supporting this work are offered at every undergraduate level and are guided by the WSU Learning Goals for the Baccalaureate Degree and UCORE [WRTG] learning outcomes, and additionally, the Composition Program regularly reviews the goals outlined by various professional organizations including the National Council for Teachers of English and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. The Composition Program is also responsible for the preparation of WSU’s Composition teachers.

All students planning to enroll in First-Year Composition must complete the Writing Placement Assessment. The Writing Placement Assessment is administered by the Writing Program; information about placement, including links to upcoming placement sessions, is available on the Writing Placement at WSU page.

If you have questions about working with writers whose native language is not English, contact our ESL coordinator, Nancy Bell.

Whether you are a current or prospective WSU student, a teacher, or a visitor wanting to know more about the WSU Composition Program, we hope you will reach out with your questions. Please contact Kate Watts, Director of Composition, or Rachel Sanchez, Assistant Director of Composition.

Composition Contact Information:

Kate Watts
Director of Composition

Rachel Sanchez
Assistant Director of Composition