Vertical Writing Curriculum

WAC Video

The following video, WAC Presents: A Guide for Student Writing at ASU, explains the vertical writing curriculum of General Education for undergraduate students at Appalachian. Funded by University College, where WAC is housed, and filmed in the summer of 2010 by Justin Reid with direction and production by Dennis J. Bohr and Travis Rountree, the film explains the connections between courses in Composition and Writing in the Disciplines, with original music by Dave Haney and Lisa Baldwin. Please click here for a transcription of the film.


The Vertical Writing Curriculum was designed to give students continued support for writing during their careers at Appalachian, with writing experience each year, and a structure to archive writing for both students and the university. 

vertical writing model

Download the full model [PDF].