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SCWriP is real world social network of over 500 teacher-consultants brought together by a desire to improve the teaching of writing in all schools at all grade levels in all subject areas and disciplines. We are an affiliated site of the National Writing Project (NWP) and the California Writing Project (CWP).

We initially modeled our practices after the Bay Area Writing Project, so we followed their naming conventions.

“South Coast” refers to the southern facing beaches of our part of California. Though based as the University of California Santa Barbara, we serve schools, teachers, and students throughout three counties, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo (we also reach inland to Kern County whenever we can).

And since our project is to improve instruction in writing for everyone, we combined the name of our region with our work.

Some people call us “South Coast,” but we mostly say “SCWriP.”

Well, we wanted to be able to say it, so we took our full name, the South Coast Writing Project, and left parts out, SCWriP. The result is pronounced “scrip.” The W is silent and there is no “t” sound at the end.

We pay you! Applicants selected to attend receive a small fellowship to offset costs incurred during the month. We are able to do this thanks to grants we receive from federal, state, and private sources.

Yes, and it's explained on the Professional Development page.