Writing Room

Writing Room Location : H&SS 112


The mission of the Writing Room is to provide an open teaching and learning environment for the collaborative discussion of writing so that students may become more aware and independent writers. Writing consultants come from a range of disciplines and are formally trained to provide feedback during all phases of the writing process. The Writing Room is staffed by students. Located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 112, the Writing Room is available to students who want to drop-in but appointments are recommended. Our Frequently Asked Questions brochure provides more information.

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Writing Room Staff & Hours of Operation


Writing Room Director

Professor Vicki Collins


(803) 641-3735


Lead Writing Room Tutor

Meredith Hawcroft


(803) 641-3262

Fall 2016 Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-2pm

Writing Room Location : H&SS 112

Writing Room Workshops

Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP)

The Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) is a graduation requirement that is a collection of three papers from your college career accompanied by a reflective essay. Before submitting your portfolio you may want to visit the Writing Room for a consultation. When you do submit your portfolio, bring it to the Writing Room in H&SS 112. Please print out a list of the courses you have taken from SSC to help you correctly fill out the submission form.

The spring 2016 WPP submission deadline is Wednesday, September 07, 2016.

For more information about the WPP and how it is evaluated, please see: 

WPP Evaluation Process

Writing Style Links

USCA Library YouTube Channel -- Citations

USCA Library Style Guides

APA Guide (PDF)

APA Style tips

Chicago Guide (PDF)

The Chicago Manual of Style Q&A

MLA Quick Reference (PDF)

ESL Handouts

Powerpoint on Tutoring ESL Students

Stages to Tutoring ESL Students 

Resources for ESL Students and Tutors

Useful Links

To visit the USC Aiken English Department, click here.

USC Aiken's Gregg-Graniteville Library:

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab:

The Modern Language Association web site:

The American Psychological Association Online:

The Chicago Manual of Style:

The Library of Congress' Learning Page: Tips on citing non-print sources like films, recordings, pictures, and maps.

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