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About the Writing Flag

The purpose of the Writing flag is to improve the quality of students’ writing across all disciplines at UT Austin and to help students continue to develop their writing skills throughout their undergraduate careers. To that end, courses carrying this flag require students to write regularly during the semester, complete substantial writing projects, and receive feedback from the instructor to help them improve their writing. Students will also have the opportunity to revise one or more assignments, and to read and discuss their peers’ work.

Currently, all undergraduates are required to earn credit for at least two courses flagged for Writing. Once the flags have been fully implemented, students will be required to earn credit for three courses carrying the flag. Information on requirements for individual degree programs can be found in the current Undergraduate Catalog.

The following links provide more information about the Writing flag: