Champlain College offers a variety of electives that exposes you to all forms of writing. By the time you graduate, you will have a distinct set of skills that an education in traditional writing programs doesn't provide.
By graduation, students in the Professional Writing major should be able to:
- Meet program standards for accurate use of basic written English including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
- Write clearly and effectively for a wide variety of practical purposes and a variety of audiences.
- Understand writing as a public act with social, ethical and political consequences.
- Listen and observe attentively.
- Investigate and explore new material and new experiences.
- Compose, manage, archive and transmit drafts of writing electronically.
- Collaborate with other writers, offering perceptive and constructive criticism, and accepting and weighing responses and comments to their own writing.
- Conduct research using published materials, online materials and personal interviews.
- Conceive and develop their own ideas for writing, and find interesting and useful ways to pursue writing projects assigned to them.
- Discuss and write about their own assumptions, thought processes and actions.
- Develop an electronic portfolio that presents their work in an attractive and professional manner.
- Follow the process of submitting their writing for publication and/or performance.