Managed by the English Department at Stephen F. Austin State University, this site offers a collaborative space for East Texas writing instructors from area high schools and colleges. Our purpose is to share experiences and materials related to analytic writing and composition pedagogy and to improve college and professional writing readiness in our region.  Here, you can find information about composition research, assignments and activities, outstanding teacher and student work, and past and upcoming events related to academic writing in the East Texas Piney Woods.

The creation of this site was funded by a college-readiness grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Success Initiative.

Funded Undergraduate Research Trip


For the first time this year, SFA will fully fund six undergraduates and two faculty mentors to attend the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Spokane, Washington, on April …

Teaching with Technology

by Kay Porter

How can technology be incorporated into the classroom to benefit both teachers and students?