Writing Across the Campus Plans & Rubrics

The Writing Across the Campus program at Methodist University engages all members of the campus community in continuous writing improvement. The program assists students, faculty, and staff in becoming more effective writers. This page includes the “WAC Plan” for every Read More …

Writing Matters Awards

The University acknowledges excellence in writing through opportunities like the following: Student Awards Two annual awards are presented to students: an award for the Best Freshman Essay (certificate and $100 award presented by the composition faculty to the first-year student Read More …

Writing Matters Glossary

This glossary is designed to provide faculty with a common vocabulary, common criteria, and common editing symbols to use in working with students on their writing. The glossary is divided into four sections: The Editing Symbols section includes a list Read More …

Writing Across the Campus: General Education Assessment

Definitions of Criteria Used on General Education Assessment Rubric Issue identification and focus The issue addressed in the paper is appropriate, clearly identified, and thorough described. Focus on the issue is maintained consistently. The writer does not wander off the Read More …

Best Composition Award

Created in 2016, this award consists of a certificate and $100. Presented in April of each year, it is awarded by the English faculty to the student who writes the best essay in a composition class (ENG 1000, 1010, 1020, Read More …

Writing Across the Campus

Student at work

Writing Matters at Methodist University Methodist University recognizes the importance of writing to the acquisition and communication of knowledge and ideas. Therefore, the university maintains a Writing Across the Campus program that engages all constituencies—students, faculty, and staff—in ongoing writing Read More …