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Year after year, our alumni confirm that policy writing is one of the most essential skills that they developed at the Ford School. It makes sense: no matter how much you know about a given policy problem, it does neither your colleagues nor your clients much good if you cannot articulate that knowledge in writing that is logical, concise, and persuasive. 

Curious about what policy writing is? Check out this high-level overview.

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Writing Center instructors Molly Spencer, Alex Ralph, and Beth Chimera

The Ford School's commitment to writing instruction is best in class. Our Writing Center's outstanding instructors work with students at every skill level, helping them through every stage of the writing process—from creating a preliminary outline to polishing a final draft.

They offer one-on-one tutorials and policy-writing modules, as well as several courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate levels. Search courses and seminars.

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Welcome Webinar: Policy Writing 101
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Ford School writing instructor Molly Spencer's poetry collection, Invitatory, was selected as a 2022 New Measure Poetry Prize Winner. It is Spencer's third collection, joining If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) and Hinge (SIU Press, 2020).
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