As a general education requirement, writing proficiency is evaluated at USC Aiken. This requirement can be satisfied by completing a Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP).  Please check with your advisor to see if the writing proficiency requirement is a prerequisite for any courses in your program of study. It is a good idea to complete this requirement in your junior year to help minimize registration problems that might occur if you wait.

The WPP contains three papers from your college career accompanied by a reflective essay. The folder requires a list of the courses that correspond to the papers submitted; you can acquire this information via your transcript on SSC or Degree Works. Before submitting the portfolio, you might want to visit the Writing Center for a consultation. When you are ready to submit your portfolio, bring it to the Writing Center in H&SS 112. Palmetto College (and other online) students can send the WPP directly to Dr. Matt Miller, Department of English, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC  29801. 

Deadlines:

 

Spring

Last Wednesday in January 

Summer

First Wednesday in June

Fall

First Wednesday after Labor Day holiday 

 For questions about the WPP, please contact Dr. Matt Miller, Writing Assessment Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (803) 641-3208.