Websites Unite!

We are excited to announce that in efforts to bring our prospective students, current students, and visitors a streamlined experience, the M.A. Writing Studies Program and the Kean University Writing Project are merging websites!

What does this mean?

  • The KUWP site at is no longer available to view.
  • All information about the Kean University Writing Project will now be posted here to our site.
  • You can visit our site to apply to our graduate program and also to the KUWP Summer Insitute.
  • News and current events for both KUWP and KUWSP will be posted to our blog with respective tags.


Summer Opportunities for Graduate Credit with the KUWP!

In Summer 2016, join us for a 3 day graduate workshop for 3 graduate credits!

The Kean University Writing Project will host:

ENG 5031: Topics in Composition Theory: What is College Ready Writing? 

This intensive 3 day training workshop will prepare teachers (or teachers-in-training) in a new protocol called the College Ready Writing Program designed by the National Writing Project research team.

In a climate of increasing emphasis on “College Ready Writing Skills”, NWP research has shown that standardized test scores can be improved among struggling students. The structure of this training and protocol will guide participants’s through developing new writing strategies geared to the Common Core curriculum and individual student needs. This course will be an excellent foundation for all aspiring writing teachers interested in preparing students to write effectively in the 21st century.

Dates: July 5-7 (+ 1 orientation day on June 11)

For more information or to arrange for your registration, please contact Dr. Mia Zamora (

Apply Now For KUWP Invitational Summer Institute 2016!

Any plans for summer yet? Seeking a chance to grab some graduate credit, or perhaps just looking for an opportunity to develop professionally?

The Kean University Writing Project will be hosting their 2016 Invitational Summer Institute starting this June!

The Summer Institute provides the opportunity to examine challenges and issues through interactive learning, inquiry, reflection, and community.  Participants will become grounded in writing theory; best practices for teaching writing; protocols for designing, presenting, and reflecting on classroom lessons; models for building and working with collaborative teams; and personalized coaching and one-on-one mentoring.  Through writing, talking, sharing, and writing some more, we work to transform the toughest challenges from our writing lives and our writing classrooms into our best practices!

Apply today or visit the KUWP home page for more information!