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Survey details how writing is taught throughout higher education

Survey results completed by the National Census of Writing offer a detailed view of how writing is taught nationally in higher education.

Released in October, the 200-question survey collected responses from over 900 colleges in the U.S. over the course of three years. Questions were asked about a college’s writing programs and writing centers, administrative structures and more.

Data from the survey, which is housed by Swarthmore College at, offers educators a resource to better understand different ways writing is being taught across the nation.