Georgia Southern University’s Quality Enhancement Plan Think in Ink is a writing and thinking program that weaves crucial communication and critical thinking skills into a wide range of disciplines through writing and thinking-enriched courses.
The program began in 2015 with only 14 faculty teaching 14 classes which served 1,200 students.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, the program involved 166 faculty teaching 89 classes serving 9,000 students.
The program involves 26 student writing fellows — undergraduate students trained to work with faculty and students in the classroom, helping other students improve their writing.
Students have indicated that these courses have helped them organize their thoughts better, increase their creativity and ideas, and most notably makes them feel more confident in a subject.
Professors report noticeable, significant improvements in students’ writing skills, communication and persuasion skills.
Think in Ink helps provide students the skills to analyze, synthesize and communicate data and information in a wide range of settings — all of which are significant skills valuable in the workforce for both initial employment and advancement.
Think in Ink seeks to:
Enhance a culture of writing and critical thinking across the university.
Graduate students with strong writing skills that transfer to the workplace and beyond.
Link students and faculty with the resources they need to ensure writing and critical thinking excellence.