The Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) requires students to further develop and apply skills and competencies from the composition sequence to other university writing contexts. The WPP consists of three course-related papers, including researched writing, to exemplify the student’s best writing in the English language. Additionally, the student must submit a well-developed reflective cover essay to explain the student’s rationales for the portfolio selections. 

Here are three important steps to begin the process:

  • Students should buy the portfolio in the USC Aiken Bookstore. It is required for submission.
  • Students should read and carefully follow the instructions printed inside the portfolio.
  • Students should plan to attend a WPP workshop to learn more about the reflective cover essay and the portfolio assessment process. WPP workshops are offered every fall and spring semester. Check the workshop calendar for specific dates.