Writing Across the Curriculum and in Disciplines
Introduction to WAC
- Colorado State’s WAC Clearinghouse – This is the site for all things WAC, from creating writing assignments to tips on handling the grading.
- Writing Across the Curriculum (Manhattan College) — This site offers includes clear guidelines for designing writing assignments in all disciplines, and an excellent narrative guide for responding to student writing.
Crafting Effective Writing Assignments
- Responding to Student Papers Effectively and Efficiently (University of Toronto) – This site provides several examples of writing assignment sheets and guidance on marking up student writing.
- John C. Bean. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Hacker, Diana. A Writer’s Reference. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2003. (Available in the Writing Center)
Writing In Disciplines
- Writing in Mathematics (Franklin and Marshall College) – This site includes sample writing assignments from Professor Annalisa Crannell’s Calculus I and Calculus III classes, along with assessment rubrics.
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students (Virginia Tech) – These guidelines contain advice, models and exercises for common writing and speaking assignments in engineering and science.
- Beall, Herbert, and John Trimbur. A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry. New York: Harper Collins, 1996. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Higham, Nicholas J. Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences. Manchester, England: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1998. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Pearsall, Thomas E. The Elements of Technical Writing. 2nd Ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Pechenik, Jan A. A Short Guide to Writing About Biology. 4th Ed. New York: Addison-Wesley, 2001. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Porush, David. A Short Guide to Writing About Science. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. (Available in the Writing Center)
- Zinsser, William. Writing To Learn. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. (Available in the Writing Center)
For further information or assistance in developing writing assignments for your classes, contact Wendy Menefee-Libey, director of Learning Programs, at 909.607.3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.