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Writing Program


The Millsaps College Writing Program is one of the College's hallmarks. Recognized as one of the premier writing programs in the country, we are known for making Writing Across the Curriculum work. That means that we take writing seriously, and we work hard to ensure that every student has plenty of opportunities to improve writing skills. We also work one-on-one with faculty members to support their use of writing in their courses.

In addition to personal support to both students and faculty members, our Writing Program is supported by a Writing Center and a Writing Proficiency Requirement. The Writing Center, staffed by student tutors, is open five days a week and is here to serve any student writer at any stage of the writing process. The Writing Proficiency Requirement is a portfolio requirement, consisting of seven papers written at Millsaps and assessed on a five-point scale. The fact that writing proficiency is a graduation requirement at Millsaps is a concrete statement of the importance we place on writing.

All of this happens through the work of Dr. Anita DeRouen, Director of Writing and Teaching and Maegan Sayles, Administrative Assistant to the Writing Program.