Writing Project Courses

Students in courses that work with the Writing Project will meet with writing assistants to work on essays, papers, or lab reports.

Announcement: Writing Project Courses are paused for Spring 2024 

Writing Assistants meet with each writer to discuss the writer's ideas and ways to improve their presentation to a reader. After the conversation with the Assistant, the writer revises the paper before turning it in to the professor for further feedback and a grade. Writing Assistants have no role in grading the papers. 

Writers in Writing Project courses are responsible for writing a serious draft and submitting it to the course instructor with a self-assessment form. Students sign up for conferences and meet with their Writing Assistant as scheduled. After their conferences, students revise their papers in whatever ways they choose, proofread, and turn papers in to the course professor with the first draft and the completed self-assessment form.  

 Faculty members wishing to have Writing Assistants read and respond to papers for all students in one of their courses should contact the BCLT, a few weeks before registration for that semester. Faculty schedule draft and final dates for relevant assignments that allow time--normally ten days--for reading drafts, conducting conferences, and making thoughtful revisions. Faculty members who participate in the program require participation of all writers in their class, as they find that nearly all students benefit from the perspective of an attentive reader who is not a specialist in the field, as well as from the process of drafting, seeking feedback, and revising.