The Jane Schaffer Academic Writing Program® is the premier academic writing system for students and teachers.

The program includes an initial structured, organized, and logical method for novice and struggling writers K-12. That same method transforms into sophisticated weaving and syntactical techniques for college-bound students taking advanced courses. Popular workshops include Expository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum, Argumentation, Response to Literature, Narrative, and Style Analysis.

The program has been used by more than 1 million students during its 35-year history spanning all grade levels: elementary school through college prep.

Jane Schaffer created her method using a research-based approach, examining college essays in all content areas and discerning what elements exist in high-scoring essays. From this research, she coined her world-renowned terminology, which is language found in skill-based standards across the country, including multiple states and the Common Core. This writing program provides strategies to teachers and guides students to compose an effective academic essay, yet another example of her dedication to academic excellence visibly demonstrated in the classroom. Schaffer successfully overcame societal and educational obstacles making English language arts, history, social studies, science, mathematics, world languages, career and technology, geography, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, and law truly accessible to students.

School Leadership

We provide the guidance, support and consultation for successful JSWP® program implementation.

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All students will become academic writers and successful thinkers! JSWP® provides teacher support and training to make this a reality for all students.

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Home School

Home Schooled students must be successfully prepared to communicate and formulate their new learning through academic writing.

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Jane Schaffer

The Jane Schaffer academic writing process has proven successful with novice writers because it guides them to explore real content while also teaching the mechanics of writing in which they lack confidence or experience fear of failing. The Jane Schaffer writing system addresses these challenges through carefully crafted activities and graphic organizers that develop the thinking and the writing processes simultaneously; students learn not only what good writers do but also how they think.

Jun20 Online; Live; Synchronous, 2-Part SeriesResponse to Literature

Jun22 Online; LiveLeadership and Administrators Orientation

Jun27 Online; Live; Synchronous, 2-Part SeriesExpository/Informational Writing Across-the-Curriculum

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1-4 day sessions
Grades PK -12

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Grades PK -12

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All students can think; all students can write.
– Jane Schaffer