The Write Attitude

Our goal is to increase positive attitudes about the activity and value of writing for Savannah State University's students, faculty and staff.

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Writing Spotlight

Thursday, November 6th, 2:00 p.m. Torian Auditorium, Howard Jordan Building. Event free and open to the public Tina McElroy Ansa is a novelist, publisher, filmmaker, teacher, journalist , and storyteller. Her novels include Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With, and You Know Better.

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Employers Seek Strong Writers. Will You Be Ready?

The New York Times reported that in response to the question "What skills do entry level job seekers lack the most?" Human Resources executives overwhelmingly reported "written communication" as the largest deficiency (45%). To learn more about the connection between effective writing skills and career opportunities, click here.

Click here to take the Daly Miller writing apprehension survey.


Sea Island Writer's Retreat at Savannah State University

Ten Student Writers will be selected to participate in the Writer’s Workshop led by Critically Acclaimed Author Tina McElroy Ansa on November 7 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and November 8 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). To be considered, submit 5-7 pages of original prose writing (double spaced, 12 pt. font) by October 20, 2014. Please click here for submission and click here for more information. Questions:                                                                                                                      


Want to inspire positive attitudes about writing AND WIN A KINDLE FIRE?

It is easy! It is all about writing, Facebook, and Twitter!

1) Like the QEP on Facebook, Follow the QEP on Twitter, or both.

2) Answer the following question: “Why is writing important in your personal, academic and professional life”?

3) Submit your answer, name, and major to Answers must be original, one to three sentences in length, and contain a maximum of 140 characters, including your first and last name.

4) The QEP will post your answer on the QEP Facebook and Twitter pages. So, you can invite your friends and family to like the QEP on Facebook and follow the QEP on Twitter, and also, to like your answer on Facebook and mark your answer as a favorite on Twitter.

Each like that you receive on Facebook will count as 1 point. Each favorite that you receive on Twitter will count as 1 point. Points will be combined from both Facebook and Twitter QEP accounts.The student who has the most points will be awarded with a Kindle Fire. If there is a tie or technical issue, winner will be determined by a lottery process. 

Click here to read the contest flyer. The contest begins on October 1, 2014 and ends at midnight on October 30, 2014.

We look forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please contact us at

Estuary and the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan Essay Contest

PRIZES: Cash prizes will be awarded to winners and the top writer will also have their essay published in Estuary, SSU’s Literary Magazine!

ESSAY PROMPT: Consider the saying, “Live your life each day as if it were your last.”  In this essay writing contest you have the opportunity to write about yourself, imagining what someone would say about you after your life has been lived.  What would you want people to convey about you and what you accomplished?  What kind of person you were?  What contributions you made to the world? How you overcame hardships and made amazing marks upon the world? Write your own eulogy that portrays the legacy you intend to leave in this world.

REQUIREMENTS: Original, creative essays must be between  550 -750 words, double-spaced, exhibit 12 point Times New Roman  font, with 1” margins. Please include your name and contact information. Submit to by Oct. 21 (Tuesday), 5 p.m.                                                              

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