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ERIC Number: EJ959704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1945-3248
WAC Revisited: You Get What You Pay for
Perelman, Les
Writing Instructor, Dec 2011
In 1982, the author wrote an essay for the second issue of "The Writing Instructor," "Approaches to Comprehensive Writing: Integrating Writing into the College Curriculum," reviewing the early stages of the modern Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)/Writing in the Disciplines (WID) movement. In this article, the author revisits his essay and provides an update on the status of the WAC/WID programs. He briefly outlines the various forms of the programs, reexamines the six programs he discussed in the 1982 article, and then discusses the evolution of WAC initiatives at MIT. The point of this discussion is to demonstrate that WAC efforts require money and resources. No matter how great the enthusiasm for WAC is at the beginning, without an institutional commitment to support these efforts, they will often whither. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts