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What good is having a great idea if you can’t communicate it effectively? Students at Hamilton are challenged to present themselves and their ideas clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Voice

Developing the ability to communicate in a clear, organized and effective way is a central goal of a liberal arts education — and a prerequisite for a successful career. That’s why we established centers for writing and speaking.

Writing Center

Writing Center

All writers, no matter how strong, can get better, and good writing is an invaluable life skill. The Nesbitt-Johnston Writing Center was established in 1987 to support student writing at Hamilton. Nine in 10 seniors report having had at one or more individual Writing Center conferences during their four years.

Marc Randolph '80 talks about writing and public speaking skills he learned at Hamilton that serve him well every day as he works on start-ups and exchanges pitches with fellow entrepreneurs.
Jaime Lee Kucinskas
Hamilton Magazine Article

The Risks & Rewards of Oral Exams

You can blow on the die and hope for the question you feel most comfortable answering, or, better yet, prepare solid responses for all six possible questions on an oral exam.

Alumni Writers

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