Writing Program Overview

Principia College is committed to helping each student grow as a writer throughout the undergraduate experience.  Each phase of our current program focuses on a different aspect of writing development, culminating in a senior-level writing project in the major.  Writing Workshop and Analytical Reading courses are also available to provide additional specific instruction along the way.

Phase 1: Writing Seminar Phase 4: Sophomore Proficiency Portfolio
Phase 2: First Year Experience (FYE) Phase 5: Research in the major
Phase 3: Persuasive Writing Course (WRP3) Phase 6: Senior-level writing in the major (Capstone)

Writing Program Flow Chart

How the Phases Work