The Loomis Chaffee English Department faculty recognized 194 students on Monday, May 18, for outstanding writing this academic year.
Writing at Loomis Chaffee
The Process and the Product
Decade after decade, Loomis graduates find that their writing skills far exceed those of many of their peers, no matter what major and career they pursue. With a longstanding emphasis on superior writing, Loomis teaches students not only how to write well, but also how to understand the science of good writing. Our English Department faculty lead these efforts with a four-year writing program, the heart of which is the Writing Workshop, which meets once a week throughout the sophomore year.
The emphasis on good writing extends well beyond our English instruction: in the sciences, students learn to formulate cogent lab reports; in history classes, they write extensive research papers; in social sciences, foreign language sections, and philosophy, psychology, and religious studies, they compose papers, personal reflections, and narratives. Over the course of their Loomis careers, our students develop essential writing competencies across the curriculum.
Student editors and contributors to The Log have continued to inform and represent the student voice in the Loomis Chaffee community by publishing entirely online after the school moved to distance learning because of the COVID-19 crisis.
A wealth of inspiring art and creative writing talent is on display in the recently released Spring 2020 edition of The Loom, Loomis Chaffee’s student art and literary publication.