WAC is only one of the many initiatives and programs that support student writing at BSC. Together, these initiatives and programs form a web of support for student writing, a web that spans a BSC student's college career.
The First Year Composition program at BSC is a two-semester sequence: Writing I focuses on argumentative writing; Writing II focuses on writing with research. Together, these courses provide students with a foundation of writing knowledge that they will continue to draw on and build upon during their college experience. The First Year Writing program also offers targeted sections of Writing I that offer students additional support, such as book clubs, consultations with a writing fellow, and additional advising sessions in the Academic Achievement Center. In addition, sheltered sections of Writing I are available for second language students. Contact Dr. Anne Doyle, Writing Program Administrator, for more information.
As part of the new Core Curriculum, students are required to take three or four writing-intensive courses: First Year Seminar, Second Year Seminar (which can be writing- or speaking-intensive), a writing-intensive course that satisfies a distribution area, and an upper-level writing-intensive course in their major. These writing-intensive courses continue to build on students' writing knowledge, introducing them to a range of disciplinary approaches to writing and research.
Located in the Academic Achievement Center, the Writing Studio is a wonderful resource for all student writers--at all levels of experience with writing and in all majors. At the Writing Studio, friendly peer consultants provide helpful responses to writers working at all levels of the writing process, from understanding assignments to final polishing and editing.
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is dedicated to supporting and expanding the role of undergraduate research at Bridgewater State College. Through the various funding sources on campus, and, in particular, The Adrian Tinsley Program, the OUR and its staff makes mentored research and creative opportunities available to any student with the spark of interest in a project and the commitment to see it through, regardless of discipline or future career.
Do you know of a BSC initiative or program that supports student writing that I neglected to mention? Please contact Dr. Michelle Cox.
Last Modified: September 11, 2008