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Module 9 review Writing across the curriculum. Susy & Christine. Module 9: Main Ideas. Program: WAC – Writing Across the Curriculum “Student Involvement”. Strategy: WTL –Writing to Learn Students take an active part in effective content learning through acquisition of the material.

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Module 9 review writing across the curriculum

Module 9 reviewWriting across the curriculum

Susy & Christine


Module 9 main ideas

Module 9: Main Ideas

  • Program: WAC – Writing Across the Curriculum “Student Involvement”

  • Strategy: WTL –Writing to Learn

  • Students take an active part in effective content learning through acquisition of the material.


Module 9 importance

Module 9: Importance

  • Why this matters:

    Students are not well prepared to enter college, only 1/3 are.

    More than 50% of college students produce error free papers

    (Academic Literacy: Spring 2002)

“Good writing abilities are equated to good communication skills, which influence many aspects of our lives.”


Module 9 importance1

Module 9: Importance

  • The primary goal of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs is not just to improve students’ writing; the primary goal is to improve students’ overall learning.

    -Chris Street, WAC


Expected student development through wac

Expected “student” development through WAC

Some of these visible development will be:

  • Expressing thoughts clearly

  • Formulate good questions

  • Effectively evaluate information

  • (Marshall University)


Application of wtl strategy

Application of WTL strategy

  • Before

    • Short ungraded Journal Responses

    • Exploratory Discussion

  • During

    • Discussion, Notes, Lists, Diagrams, Prompt Questions

  • After

    • Brainstorming, HW assignments, Reflective Summary


2 test questions

2 Test Questions

1. What is the main purpose of the Writing across the curriculum(WAC)?

  • Help Students Learn

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  • Help students form long lasting writing habits

  • All of the above


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2 Test Questions

2. Can ANY discipline incorporate Writing Across the Curriculum(WAC)?

  • True

  • False


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