Writing Across Berkeley

Writing Across Berkeley originates in the College Writing Programs and focuses on UCB's common ground, the enterprise of writing.


“Strong outlines make strong essays.” The axiom might be attributed to any number of writing instructors or well-intentioned composition guidebooks.

Developing a good thesis is often the result of finding the "umbrella idea." Finding this idea requires that students move back and forth between a text's particularities and its big ideas in order

A key challenge for our freshmen students in the transition from high school to college is to unlearn the five paragraph essay.

This article provides a brief introduction to algorithms, and considers how new forms of algorithmic literacy might play a role in education.


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