Contact Information

Dr. Shanyn Fiske
Writing Program Director

Department of English
Armitage Hall, Fourth Floor
Rutgers University
Camden, NJ 08102
Tel: (856) 225-6121
Fax: (856) 225-6602

The Writing Program at Rutgers-Camden manages required composition courses as well as upper-division classes in expository writing such as Business Writing and Writing Public Arguments. Serving students in all departments of the University, we believe that a solid foundation in writing is essential for success in any field that a student chooses to pursue.

Writing is discovery, for an individual and a community. Through writing, we discover ideas and exchange them with others. In composition, the visual world of the mind becomes actualized on the page, where it can be shared. Writing is a way to visualize what all of us can learn from one another.

With these ideas in mind, our courses are designed to equip students with the critical thinking and writing skills they will need throughout their academic careers and beyond.  These experiences support students from lessons in grammar, syntax, and structural cohesion to explorations of the textual and phenomenal world around them. Our staff of full-time instructors, part-time lecturers, and teaching assistants brings with them a wealth of knowledge from a variety of academic as well as extracurricular contexts.

The Student Resources section includes descriptions of composition and upper-division writing courses, information for ESL students, and instructions for those seeking exemption from composition requirements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program director, Dr. Shanyn Fiske. We look forward to seeing you in our classes!