LSU Writing Project

The Louisiana State University Writing Project (LSU WP) promotes the exploration of writing, writing research, and how to share writing best practice among educators (established 1985). The goal of the Louisiana State University Writing Project is to improve the teaching of writing and ultimately, help Louisiana students become accomplished writers and learners. Through professional development and outreach, the project serves a ten parish network of districts and schools in the southern part of the state.

LSU Writing Project workshops and professional development are tailored to provide a variety of writing-specific learning opportunities for administrators, educators, students, staff, and faculty.

Configurations include entire staff, departments, or customized groups of educators. 

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Workshops and Professional Development Available

  • Writing Workshop
  • Writing in Content-Specific Disciplines
  • Analytical Writing using Sources
  • School-wide Writing Instructional Improvement
  • Classroom Demonstration Writing Lessons
  • Teaching the Genres of Writing
  • Evaluation Tools for Writing Instruction/Assessment
  • Improving Writing

The LSU Writing Project serves the following parishes in Louisiana: Ascension, Iberville, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. James, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

For more information, please contact: 


Dr. Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell
Professor of Literacy and Urban Education
School of Education   
228 Peabody Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-5998  

Dr. Sassy Wheeler

Dr. Sassy C. Wheeler
Instructor, Differentiated Instructional Practices
School of Education
323 Peabody Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-8546

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226 Peabody Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-5998



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