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About the WPP

The Writing Center

About the WPP

The Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) requires students to further develop and apply skills and competencies from the composition sequence to other university writing contexts. The WPP consists of three course-related papers, including researched writing, to exemplify the student’s best writing in the English language. Additionally, the student must submit a well-developed reflective cover essay to explain the student’s rationales for the portfolio selections. 

Here are three important steps to begin the process:

  • Students should buy the portfolio in the USC Aiken Bookstore. It is required for submission.
  • Students should read and carefully follow the instructions printed inside the portfolio.
  • Students should plan to attend a WPP workshop to learn more about the reflective cover essay and the portfolio assessment process. WPP workshops are offered every fall and spring semester. Check the workshop calendar for specific dates. 

Fall 2021 WPP Submission

The Fall 2021 deadline for the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) is the first Wednesday after Labor Day: September 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm.

Students should drop off completed WPPs for submission to H&SS 112 during open hours. Students may also mail in their portfolio or arrange for other methods of delivery by contacting Dr. Matt Miller, Writing Assessment Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students who are working remotely, are part of Palmetto College, UofSC Aiken's RN to BSN, or Salk-Aiken Education programs may submit online.

To learn how to submit your WPP online, watch the video below from Dr. Amanda Warren.

For any other questions, contact Writing Center Director Dr. Skye Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Watch the workshop below from Dr. Amanda Warren to learn more about writing a successful reflective essay. You can also visit the reflective essay webpage for more detials.