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This guide contains resources, tips, and samples to help you become a better writer. Questions? Contact Us.

What makes a good paper?

An excellent essay will 

A strong essay will

A satisfactory essay will

A weak essay will

A poor essay will do any one of the following

Writing Assignment Examples

Writing samples are available for a variety of classes such as Advanced Elective papers, Advanced Projects, Externship Journals, Independent Learning Pursuits, Research Seminar Proposals as well as Writing Showcase winners. Graduate Program examples are also available.

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Showcase your Writing

The SCPS Writing Program sponsors annual events for writers to engage in and showcase their work, including Writing Showcase.The Writing Showcase celebrates the outstanding writing of SCPS graduate and undergraduate students. If you received an A on a paper or glowing feedback on anILP fill out an application and submit your work to SCPSwriting@depaul.edu (Deadline: April 1).

You may submit up to three poems, stories, essays, reports, ILPs, Capstones, Advanced Projects, Applied Inquiry Projects, Integrating Projects, or e-Portfolios. Share your accomplishment and inspire others.Excellent submissions are recognized at the annual SCPS Spring Awards Reception.​

Writing Boot Camps

The SCPS Writing Boot Camp program is designed for undergraduate or graduate SCPS students who have a writing project (assignments, ILPs, APs, Captstones, AIPs, etc.) they wish to complete. SCPS Faculty work one-on-one with students during these sessions. It is also an opportunity for students who have an incomplete grade to get support in finishing their work. 

Workshops are offered Quarterly, please contact us for more information.​