The mission of the Writing Center is to provide an open teaching and learning environment for the collaborative discussion of writing so that students may become more aware and independent writers.

In support of its mission, the Writing Center has the following goals:

1.) To support the composition sequence by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in composition courses;

2.) To support writing across the curriculum by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in USC Aiken courses;

3.) To support the university by

a.) Offering writing workshops

b.) Serving as a repository of material and equipment relevant to writing

c.) Housing the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) and providing professional, individual feedback to students developing their portfolios

 

Writing consultants come from a range of disciplines and are formally trained to provide feedback during all phases of the writing process. The Writing Center is staffed by students and English faculty. Located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, (Rooms 112 and 119), the Writing Center is available to students who want to drop-in. Appointments are recommended, however.