Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum is a University-wide program designed to enhance the development of writing and critical-thinking skills in students throughout their studies at National University. Good writing skills are in demand in nearly every profession, and the attainment of such skills gives students a competitive edge in job searches and career advancement. The University is dedicated to providing students and faculty with a full range of conceptual material, instructional resources, and support systems. The goals of the Writing Across the Curriculum program are:
- To make writing and the complementary skills of reading, critical thinking, and research a regular part of coursework at National University
- To facilitate the acquisition of writing and communication skills vital to personal and professional success
- To distinguish graduates of National University in the eyes of employers and the general public through their professional and technical excellence in language and communication skills
Writing Across the Curriculum promotes writing and reading enhancement throughout all schools of study through a variety of publications and activities, including:
- Workshops for faculty
- The Writing Center, which offers both individual tutoring sessions and group workshops for students
The WAC Clearinghouse page offers research and theory, conference and membership information, and practical advice for teachers who incorporate writing in their courses.
For general articles on WAC, see the list compiled by Indiana University of Pennsylvania.