Writing intensive (WI) courses are commonly needed by students after leaving Cayuga to meet transfer requirements or for employment preparation. The main benefit of instituting a writing intensive course is to improve student writing across the curriculum and to prepare students for future writing situations through diverse communication tasks. Good writers require life-long socialization within the conventions, practices, and communities that sponsor the writing. To this end, CCC recognizes that continued writing opportunities build and sustain a writer's development. Faculty represent accomplished practitioners who can facilitate students' knowledge of writing when it is connected to course outcomes. Additional benefits can include increased engagement, academic rigor, and satisfaction. Designating classes WI identifies writing expectations for prospective registrants when selecting schedules, and transcript designation rewards students with evidence of their WI accomplishment.
To assist you in your application, it will be helpful to read more about writing across the curriculum scholarship by visiting The WAC Clearinghouse at http://wac.colostate.edu/intro/
This resource explains key concepts in writing studies and provides examples of writing-to-learn activities and formal assignments for Writing in the Disciplines (WID).