Since it was first established in 1987, The Writing Program at Lafayette College (CWP) has worked to integrate the practice of writing into courses across the college.
The CWP staff trains selected undergraduates as Writing Associates (WAs), who provide informed and intelligent readings of draft papers in order to help students formulate their own writing. Each semester, CWP employs 50-60 WAs, who work with approximately 750 students and 50 faculty members from all divisions. Most WAs support the First Year Seminar (FYS) and Values in Science/Technology (VaST) programs in the Common Course of Study. WAs also run a drop-in service for students in courses not affiliated with CWP.
During the semester CWP offers workshops for faculty and students and hosts noted specialists in writing and writing pedagogy. Faculty may also contact us for individual consultations.