WID Student Resources

Below are links to resources WAC has created over the years, with the help of WID faculty, that are helpful for WID students.

Writing About Guidelines were creatd by WAC Consultants and University Writing Center Consultants to help students access an abbreviated file that described writing in their disciplines.  When creating these files, the authors solicited feedback from professors in the respective disciplines to ensure the accuracy of the guidelines.

The WAC program holds regular conversations with Writing in the Discipline teachers through its WID consultant program, workshops, class visits, and consultations, both to enrich the English 2001 Intro to WAC course with information about writing in the disciplines and to encourage WID faculty to build on writing experiences students have had in Composition. These conversations help us to build a common vocabulary for writing pedagogy that strengthens the unified writing curriculum and encourages transfer of skills and genre knowledge. Therefore, in order to facilitate conversations about writing and to have a common vocabulary when we talk about writing, we have created the WAC Glossary of Terms.

By Fall 2016, all incoming first-year students at Appalachian will have access to A-Portfolio, a move that will enable them to create multiple electronic portfolios for different purposes, both for the classroom and for career and further education.  For faculty, this program offers an opportunity to use the electronic portfolio as a tool to facilitate student learning and to support the assessment of student writing, courses, and programs.  While students will own their A-Portfolios, WAC plans to assess them in longitudinal studies of student writing proficiencies suggested by the Vertical Writing Model. 


Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

For more information about WAC

Vertical Writing Model

WAC Film

Community College Support

Web Resources

QEP Global Learning