WAC Response to COVID-19

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program will continue to provide remote support for all writing-related classes and projects. We are available via Zoom, online chat, and email, and we invite you to use and share our Writing About Guidelines and Glossary of Writing Terms with your students. Below is a list of suggested support options, but feel free to reach out to us to discuss ways that we can support your students directly. 

We can help you:

  • Retool a writing assignment to make it workable and relevant to our current reality

  • Retool a non-writing assignment to use writing as a simpler, more accessible mode of online learning

  • Zoom into your class or create a writing-lesson focused video for your class

  • Run a peer review session using Zoom, Google Docs, or your platform of choice

  • Reduce your grading time 

  • Build rubric and grading guides to simplify your life and ease your students’ anxiety

  • Offer documentation workshops or videos for MLA, APA, and CMS. 

Please contact WAC Director Beth Carroll or Assistant Director Sarah Zurhellen for more information or assistance.

Our major events for the spring, Writing Across Institutions and the Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop, will be held in Zoom.

Writing Across the Curriculum

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC) sustains Appalachian State's Vertical Writing Curriculum, 2011-2012 recipient of the CCCC's Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, by offering support for faculty teaching writing and using writing as a learning tool at all levels of education at Appalachian. Housed in University College, WAC works closely with General Education, the Composition and Rhetoric Program, the Writing Center, and the First Year Seminar Program to offer consultations in course and assignment design and response and evaluation to writing in all classrooms.

We also offer writing workshops and consultations with all departments, programs, and units across campus as well as with other schools and North Carolina Community Colleges.  For a workshop or consultation with your program, please contact Director Elizabeth Carroll at carrollel@appstate.edu.

Founding Director Georgia Rhoades has offered workshops and consultations to universities and community colleges in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, California, Indiana, Connecticut, U.K, and Lebanon.  Please contact her at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu.

The Vertical Writing Curriculum: An Introduction

WAC Presents: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU explains the vertical writing model of General Education for undergraduate students at Appalachian. Learn more about the vertical writing curriculum here.

Writing Across the Curriculum for Community College Students

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