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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 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.”

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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
  • Evens out the plane filled for English teachers
  • 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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