Writing Across the Curriculum

Begun in 2005, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program is a campus-wide initiative that emphasizes the importance of written English as an essential life skill for students and a pedagogical priority for faculty. All academic courses at KUA include a purposeful writing requirement intended to elicit written work for the Junior Writing Portfolio, the principal expression of the program. To complete the Junior Writing Portfolio, juniors submit selections from their written classwork to the WAC committee for assessment on a pass/fail, honors, and honorable mention basis. Support throughout the process for underclassmen and substantial remedial opportunities ensure that most KUA students become seniors having developed the competence in written expression demanded by college curricula and the modern workplace. The portfolio project also gives students the opportunity to reflect on their growth as writers as they approach graduation. Honors earned appear on student transcripts and contribute to the academic profile of seniors as they apply to college.


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