The Center for Writing Across the Curriculum offers a workshop course for students looking to improve their writing in any discipline at Saint Mary's. For graduate students, the course is Education 502 or 504. For undergraduates, the course is Communication 190: Writing Circles. 

These Writing Circles meet once a week for an hour, and usually have three to five students. Writing Advisers guide students through several steps in the writing process, through collaborative discussion and workshopping:

  • Organization
  • Quote Integration
  • Grammar
  • Citations
  • Outlines
  • Revisions


1) Log onto GaelXpress and register for Education 502 or 504 or Communication 190: Writing Circles.

2) Go to the Center for Writing in Dante 202, and select a weekly Circle hour.


Jeff Chon, instructor, Saint Mary's MFA grad 

Daniel Horan, instructor, Saint Mary's MFA grad 

Sara Vander Zwaag, instructor, Saint Mary's MFA grad 

Joe Zeccardi, adjunct 

Also, during 2013-14:

Brittany Wason, 2nd year MFA

Krista Varela, 2nd year MFA

Somel Jammu, Senior, Integral

Victoria (Tori) Stringer, Undergraduate, English

Audrey Agot, Undergraduate, English

Holland Enke, Undergraduate, English/Art History

Snapshots of Circle conversations:

Holland's Writing Circle

Somel's Writing Circle

Brittany's Writing Circle

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