Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

About Schemata

Schemata, founded in 2009, is no longer an active online publication, but this site nonetheless serves as a useful archive of student essays (often paired with photography). Affiliated with the Writing Center / Academic Resource Center of Lycoming College, this student-produced online journal showcased and celebrated fine essays written by Lycoming students as part of their coursework. As such, the journal provided not only a beyond-the-grade publishing venue for students, but also a models-based teaching tool for faculty in courses with a writing component. These essays offered schemata—schemes, blueprints, plans—upon which students could build their own compositions. Questions about this publication can be directed to Shanna Wheeler, Director of the Writing Center.

Note for faculty: For models-based teaching strategies and tips, click here.