The overall goal of the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is to infuse more writing as well as different types of writing activities into subjects across the curriculum. This effort integrates critical thinking and writing processes into classroom activities because writing is closely linked with critical thinking. In presenting students with significant writing assignments and in creating an environment where students often write and revise their writing, we can promote students’ general cognitive and intellectual growth. Writing assignments serve not only to enhance students’ writing proficiency, but also to help students master the content and process goals of a course.
One component of the WAC program is the creation of writing intensive (WI) courses. Click here for more information about WI courses.