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 

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:

  • Duke University’s Composition MOOC
  • First-Year Composition @ USF
  • Georgia Institute of Technology’s Composition MOOC
  • Ohio State’s Composition MOOC
  •’s English Composition I

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:

  • Writing Commons and the Common Core