John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
The Knight Institute coordinates the First-Year Writing Seminar Program, which serves the vast majority of first-year students at Cornell. It also has developed advanced-writing initiatives: it coordinates Writing in the Majors, and supports expository writing courses in the Department of Literatures in English. The Knight Institute is also home to the Writing Workshop, which offers tutorial-based writing classes and tutoring services for writers at all levels, disciplines, and stages of the writing process. In all, more than thirty-five academic departments and programs offer courses associated with the Knight Institute's programs.
Knight Institute News
Working on writing projects this summer? Work smarter by getting support, feedback, and encouragement from a writing tutor! Cornell's Summer Writing Center supports all students and alum on any kind of writing project at any stage of the drafting process. Tutors (trained graduate students) serve as ...Read More
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.Read More
About this program Kick-start your summer writing over the month of June! While writing is one of the most challenging aspects of graduate school, we have found that having a collective space and community for writing is key to happier summer writing. The Knight Institute is pleased to offer the Wri...Read More
Ashley Koca's (CAS '25) article "Stars and the Supersensory: Nasrid Sufism and the Application of the Philosophy of Ibn al-Khatib in the Alhambra’s Architecture" will be published this year in the Fenjan journal, the University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate journal for Near Eastern Studies. In thi...Read More
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.Read More
English Language Support Office
The English Language Support Office (ELSO) offers language, writing, and speaking support to multilingual and international graduate and professional students.