COLLEGE-WIDE WRITING INITIATIVE
Livingstone College instituted its College-Wide Writing Initiative to ensure each student is engaged in major writing experiences during the junior and senior year. In each discipline, one or more designated courses at both the 300 and 400-level will reinforce writing processes and writing techniques applicable to the discipline and the profession. Courses marked as writing intensive (W.I.) are indicated in the course descriptions of the curriculum catalog.
In each, students will examine course themes, engage in problem-solving methods, and/or explore contemporary issues. Over the course of the semester they will demonstrate research techniques, evaluate, and use appropriate learning resources; demonstrate formal verbal and written communication skills; develop habits of self-assessment; and demonstrate a working knowledge of grammatical and mechanical concepts. Students will complete a range of written assignments that demonstrate intellectual development, skills acquisition, and habits of self-assessment. Upon successful course completion, each student will produce up to ten pages of polished written work. Find a link to the list of Writing Intensive (W.I) courses on pages 50-51 of the Course Catalog.
- Brainstorm and plan your essays or writing assignments
- Develop strong thesis statements
- Organize and structure your drafts
- Revise drafts with content and structural problems
- Inspect your writing for grammar and issues of mechanics
- Properly cite your papers using MLA, APA or Chicago-style formats
- Incorporate research
- Create and format personal resumes
- Craft cover letters
- Strengthen your skills in grammar, word processing and editing
The Writing Center Mission
The Livingstone College Writing Center guides students of all ability levels to the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need in order to write and research well as scholars, communicate clearly as citizens, and succeed as professionals.
With the help of our student tutors and staff, the Writing Center seeks to develop analytical, self-sufficient, and engaged writers. The center is an environment where students are warmly welcomed, their abilities are professionally assessed and their needs are individually addressed. We offer support in all disciplines and with Livingstone College’s Writing in the Content Areas initiative.