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About the WPP

The Writing Center

About the WPP

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. 

Summer 2022 WPP Submission

The Spring 2022 deadline for the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) is June 1 at 6:00 pm.

Students should drop off completed WPPs for submission to H&SS 112 (The Writing Center) during open hours. Students may also mail in their portfolio or arrange for other methods of delivery by contacting Dr. Matt Miller, Writing Assessment Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Students who are working remotely, are part of Palmetto College, USC Aiken's RN to BSN, or Salk-Aiken Education programs may submit online. To learn how to submit your WPP online, watch the video below from Dr. Amanda Warren.

For any other questions, contact Writing Center Director Dr. Skye Roberson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Watch the workshop below from Dr. Amanda Warren to learn more about writing a successful reflective essay. You can also visit the reflective essay webpage for more details.