Michigan State University
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Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
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The Professional and Public Writing (P2W) major prepares students to become confident, effective communicators and to develop advanced writing skills in diverse media, for diverse disciplines, workplaces, and digital environments.

P2W students graduate as creative, skilled, and experienced writers, editors, and designers who are able to work with a wide range of documents and in a variety of workplaces. The P2W program also prepares students to be lifelong learners who can apply what they learn in classes directly to their intended careers.

The Professional and Public Writing Major


Dr. Danielle DeVoss, who is PW Professor and was awarded the Michigan State University William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award for innovative teaching and research in 2016, discusses the value of writing and communicating ideas.

Casey McArdle
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

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