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writeELC for Undergraduates

writeELC offers you an individualized opportunity to enhance your experience at Vanderbilt University by practicing writing and academic language skills that are essential for your success in your undergraduate studies. Content in writeELC is organized around typical writing tasks at Vanderbilt. In addition, you will be able to schedule individual meetings with the instructor for personalized feedback.


writeELC is free, but space is limited. Sign up here.

NOTE: FALL 2021 registration opens in early August 2021.

Activities include writing:

  • a critique and/or argument
  • paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing
  • research skills such as finding and evaluating sources
  • academic emails
  • a summary reflection
  • a reaction/response
  • resumes and cover letters
  • other texts relevant to your academic needs

The focus of the course is on:

  • adapting to the U.S. academic writing style
  • building academic vocabulary related to your courses
  • developing revision strategies
  • improving clarity and flow
  • analyzing the writing process to improve efficiency
  • Writing emails, resumes, and cover letters that are appropriate for the U.S. context


For information regarding assessment and enrollment, please contact:

Jim Cracraft , Assistant Director
Tel: +1 (615) 322-0247

For information regarding eligibility, please contact:

Susan M. Barone, Director
Tel: +1 615-322-2277