Welcome to the Writing Program
The Department of Languages and Literature is home to the Nicholls Writing Program. We teach first-year writing courses (English 100, 101, 102, 111, and 112) as well advanced and technical writing courses such as English 310, 366, 368, and 468. Our courses prepare students to write in wide variety of academic, civic, and professional contexts.
Our writing courses are informed by forty years of research and practice. All of our instructors hold advanced degrees (MA, MFA, or PhD).
Our instructors have presented at national and regional conferences focused on best practices in teaching composition and technical communication.
- Scott D. Banville, Co-Writing Program Administrator
- Erick Piller, Co-Writing Program Administrator
- Elka Staley, Assistant Writing Program Administrator
Most first-time students attending Nicholls must take English 101 or 102. Placement is determined according to ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS scores or any credit earned prior to enrolling at Nicholls. Please contact the Academic Advising Center or the Office of Admissions for more information.
ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER Score and English course placement:
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(Beginning March 2016)
Most students depending on major will also take English 310, 366, 368, or 468.
All of our writing courses prepare students for writing in a wide variety of academic, civic, and professional contexts.
All students enrolled in our writing courses can receive free tutoring via the Writing Center.