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Writing Across the Curriculum

We'll help you build dynamite professional writing skills

Research shows that writing about subjects improves learning outcomes in those content areas. Simpson’s Writing Across the Curriculum is grounded in this knowledge and provides various resources and programs to improve, support and provide instruction in student writing well beyond first year experiences.

In class

SWAC weaves Written Communication (WC) courses throughout Simpson’s Engaged Citizenship Curriculum—regardless of your major discipline.

Your first WC-designated course is the first-year Simpson Colloquium. In the colloquium, you’ll be assigned a Writing Fellow. These peers are trained to detect writing issues, and they are dedicated to your writing success. They are excellent resources.

This innovative addition to our curriculum elevates writing proficiency to sustain your academic career and impress in the work setting. Simpson supports writing and is a community dedicated to teaching and learning exemplary communication techniques.

And in person

The Simpson Writing Center is located on the first level of Dunn in the carpeted area of the Center for Academic Resources (beside room 103). Our team of Writing Consultants will help you work on writing assignments in a positive learning environment.

College professors require types of writing that may be new to you. Being asked to write an in-depth research paper, a lab report or even a journal entry can seem confusing if you are unfamiliar with these different types of writing.

In a writing consultation, you'll practice crafting strong, college-level writing. A consultation lasts about 30-minutes. Bring your writing at any stage from selecting the writing prompt to polishing your near-final draft. During a consultation, your consultant will provide feedback and help you learn to identify and revise troublesome areas in your writing.