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Writing Across the Curriculum


Writing Across the Curriculum


 


Model 4 : WI Courses Emphasizing a Combination of Writing Approaches

This option is the logical extension of the other three. It is possible for a faculty member to combine academic, professional, and reflective (i.e., writing to learn) writing activities in a single course. The goal is to achieve an amount of writing equivalent to the amount suggested from the previous models: 20-25 pages of edited professional or academic writing or 50-60 pages of unedited reflective writing. Here are some combinations of writing approaches that would be acceptable in a WI course:

  • 30 pages of journal writing in combination with 10-12 total pages of edited academic or professional writing (see descriptions above)
  • OR, 15 pages of journal writing in combination with 15-18 total pages of edited academic or professional writing
  • OR, 45 pages of journal writing in combination with 5-6 total pages of edited academic or professional writing
  • OR, any other comparable assignments totaling approximately the equivalent, as indicated in these examples, of 50-60 pages of unedited reflective writing or 20-25 pages of edited academic or professional writing, or a combination of the two kinds of writing.