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For Faculty

  • Please do not use the Writing/ePortfolio Studio punitively or as an extra credit assignment. Students often view the Writing/ePortfolio Studio as a remediation or “fix-it” shop and such assignments can discourage them as well as undermine our goal of helping patrons develop into independent and responsible thinkers.  Referrals, however, are welcome and encouraged.  Please use our Faculty Referral Form. 

  •  Invite us over! We can spend a few moments with your students explaining our purpose and the services we offer.  To schedule a class visit, please stop in (Harris Hall Room 113E) or email us at
  •  Bring your class for a visit.  We like to offer workshops early in the semester to introduce students to the WEPS, to Blackboard ePortfolio Tool, and to our  software.  A consultant will explain our one-on-one services and guide students through the process of accessing and using .  To schedule a visit, please stop in (Harris Hall Room 113E) or email us at
  • Spead the word! Provide a link to the Writing/ePortfolio website on your Blackboard homepage and mention us in your syllabus to reinforce to students that we are here and ready to help!

Common Essay Assignments     









Project Development

APA Style Sheet

Chicago Style Sheet

MLA Style Sheet

Evaluating Outside Sources

Five Features of a Fantastic Portfolio

Generating Topics

How a Thesis Works

Outlining and Organizing







Writing/ePortfolio Contact Form  

Writing/ePortfolio Faculty Referral Form

WEPS Service Survey    

Writing/ePortfolio Studio Orientation Request Form

WEPS Tutorial Log

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