A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research.

As discussed at About, Writing Commons aspires to provide the resources college students need to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking. That said, as a global resource, we do not wish to impose a single vision for writing pedagogy. As rhetoricians and compositionists, we embrace linguistic and pedagogical diversity.  We aspire to celebrate and interrogate context-based writing processes, genres, and methodologies. If you, your program, or writing center is using Writing Commons, we would like to hear from you.  (Send your note/syllabus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..) 

As of September, 2013, we are averaging approximately 5,700 users a day, and our general sense has been that our primary audience has been individuals rather than large scale program adoptions.  That said, we do know Writing Commons is the primary/required text or supplemental text for the following classes:

Furthermore, given the Common Core has been adopted by 47 states in the U.S., we thought it might be useful to illustrate ways the Writing Commons addresses common cores issues: