Welcome to Elon’s Center for Writing Excellence

The Center for Writing Excellence serves as the unified source of support, collaboration, and inspiration for all cross-campus writing-related activities at Elon. Prominently located on the first floor of Belk Library, the Center for Writing Excellence—comprising the Writing Center and Writing Across the University–is both a physical hub and a symbol of our university’s commitment to the centrality of writing to academic, professional, and civic success.

We are pleased to share that Elon University’s Writing Across the University Program was just ranked #10 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide! See below for a brief description of this ranking, and you can learn more about Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative (our QEP) from the documents below:

Our initial QEP/Writing Excellence Initiative Plan

QEP Final Report/Writing Excellence Initiative

If you have any questions, please contact the WAU Director Dr. Paula Rosinski at prosinski@elon.edu.

“These colleges typically make the writing process a priority at all levels of instruction and across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to produce and refine various forms of writing for different audiences in different disciplines. In spring 2019, we invited college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students and deans of admissions from more than 1,500 schools to nominate up to 15 institutions with stellar examples of writing in the disciplines. Colleges and universities that received 10 or more nominations are ranked here” (2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guide).

2020 Multimodal Writing Competition

The Center for Writing Excellence announces its third annual Multimodal Writing Competition. Projects can be submitted from across campus in nine categories: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communications, the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Law, the CORE Curriculum, Student Life, and Internships. You may submit once individually AND once as a group. Individuals and groups of students submitted posters, webtexts, podcasts, info graphics, interactive media, journalism, and other forms of multimodal composition. The deadline to apply is Dec. 16, 2019.

The winners and runners-up will be announced at the end of February at an award ceremony in the Center for Writing Excellence in Belk Library. Winners in each category will receive a $100 gift card (first prize) and runners-up in each category will receive a $25 gift card. One overall winner will be selected to receive the grand prize of an iPad.

Application – Click to Apply
Guidelines – Click for Instructions

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