About the Writing Resources Center

Mission

Students who come to W&M participate in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum that cultivates their critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. The W&M Writing Resources Center (WRC) supports student progress with programming, resources, and one-on-one support to help them become better writers and communicators. 

History

The WRC was established in 1987, its mission to help students become better writers. In 1994, the WRC expanded to support students working on oral communication skills. After 22 years in Tucker Hall, the WRC relocated to Swem Library in 2009. Today, the WRC remains in Swem, at the physical and intellectual center of campus. 

Certification

In December 2018, the Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) "enthusiastically recommended that the Writing Resources Center at W&M receive SWCA Certification." This achievement was acknowledged at the February 2019 SWCA Annual Conference. Certification is valid for five years. 

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