In contemporary writing studies, researchers are beginning to place more and more emphasis on writing spaces and the effects they have on our writing processes. They are learning that the areas where we choose to write can have a significant impact on how we write and on how we view our writing.

“The Places We Write” explores the writing spaces of Shepherd University students. It is a small-scale, but intensive, research study analyzing their workspaces and writing habits. Shepherd University is a public university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

On this sight, you can find photos of and reflections on six student writing spaces, as well as tips for improving your own writing workspace. A research report is also available. Feel free to contact me with any further questions.