Academics

Writing Program

Michelle Niestepski, Ph.D.

Director of the Writing Program; Associate Professor of Writing

Office: Winslow Academic Center

Tel: 617-243-2471

Email: mniestepski@lasell.edu

Students engage in writing throughout their entire educational career at Lasell College. First year students take two writing courses, Writing I and Writing II, and upper class students take two Writing Intensive courses in their major. In addition to these core courses, students are provided multiple opportunities in a variety of other courses to continue developing their skills as writers. Additionally, students share their writing through several college publications.

Fresh Thoughts is a yearly publication of  top student essays from Writing I, as well as artwork from our Graphic Design students. All students in Writing I classes are invited to submit an essay, and a panel of faculty judges chooses the winning essays to be published. Students from graphic design courses then create illustrations for each essay and design a cover for Fresh Thoughts.