College Writing Proficiency

The deadline for CWP portfolios from seniors planning to graduate May or August 2021 is Friday, December 4, 2020   Seniors graduating in December 2020, can submit for CWP on a rolling basis until Friday, November 20, 2020. Note: Seniors who are currently enrolled in WRT 201 have an extended deadline as per class policy.

The deadline for students in their 2nd or 3rd year at Goucher, that have not achieved CWP, must submit portfolios by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Portfolios submitted for College Writing Proficiency (CWP) should include a minimum of two (2) writing samples for a total of ten (10) or more pages of writing. (The papers should be typed, double-spaced, with standard margins.) Your submissions must show your ability to use sources to take part in an academic conversation. No poetry or fiction should be submitted.

Submissions can come from across the curriculum and should present what you consider your best and/or most successful academic writing completed at Goucher. We want to see quality, not quantity. Your submissions, when examined as a whole, should demonstrate the CWP criteria [include link].

Crucially, your submissions should demonstrate your ability to find, evaluate, incorporate and document sources and should be thesis-driven and/or argumentative.

Please include a cover letter that introduces each submission, describing the assignment and discussing each piece's audience, genre, and purpose.

Submit College Writing Proficiency Portfolio