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Writing Plan Support

Introduction

Writing instruction is an important part of any students’ undergraduate education. Writing helps students learn how to communicate in their disciplinary and professional communities and also reinforces new knowledge to create a more engaging learning environment. Writing Plans help faculty in majors plan when, where, and how students will have opportunities to write, which creates a cohesive writing experience for students.

More than one kind of writing relevant to the major
More than one opportunity to practice those kinds of writing
More than one audience or purpose
Feedback and opportunities to revise
Assessment of writing for continued improvement

Creating a Writing Plan

Before creating a writing plan, please review the University Writing Committee’s (UWC) guide for new writing plans, which lays out two approaches to creating a writing plan and outlines the elements of a writing plan product. Our sample writing plans can also help you figure out how to get started.

After reading the guide, a faculty representative from your department (e.g., an Undergraduate Program Officers) should schedule a consultation with the Director of University Writing and meet at least 9 working days before the next UWC meeting. Please email universitywriting@auburn.edu to schedule a consultation.

UWC Date Consultation Deadline
September 9 August 30
October 14 October 4
November 11 November 1
January 13 January 3
February 10 January 31
March 17 February 28
April 14 April 4

Questions?

If you would like to view current program writing plans, earlier program reports, or UWC reports to the University Senate, email universitywriting@auburn.edu.
Last updated: 09/10/2021