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REQUIRED Writing Resources for Incoming Principia Students



Writer's Help -- An online writer’s handbook that has proven easy to use and very effective at explaining syntax issues, grammar and punctuation concepts, and documentation styles for the specific disciplines.


Chalk and Wire -- An e-portfolio system that facilitates embedding the college’s writing requirements logically into students’ regular course work. Also, a five-year subscription to Chalk & Wire allows students to create and maintain multiple portfolios of their work in a variety of media throughout their college career that they can use for job or graduate school applications.


All new students (including transfers required to take FYE)
Purchasing on or before midnight January 14 Writer's Help Chalk & Wire
4-year access 5-year access
$30 $100
Purchasing January 15 - midnight January 16 Writer's Help Chalk & Wire
4-year access 5-year access
$45 $135



NOTE: Both subscriptions must be purchased no later than Tuesday, January 17


To purchase, click on the appropriate icon below. After adding one item to your shopping cart, click "Continue Shopping" to add the other item to your cart, and then you may checkout.