Vertical Writing Program/Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

The CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) program is a remarkable project that brings together faculty and graduate students from across the University in a system-wide effort to strengthen the writing of CUNY’s nearly quarter of a million undergraduates. This program is coordinated by the WAC Coordinator, Prof. Tara Pauliny. She holds a PhD in English Composition and Rhetoric, and has been teaching writing for over a dozen years. The proposal to establish requirements for Writing Intensive courses at the College was prepared and submitted by Prof. Mark McBeth, Deputy Chair of Writing Programs/English, José Luis Morín, Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Kevin Murtagh, CUNY Writing Fellow, and approved in 2008.

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Writing Intensive Resources

Sample Syllabus

Informal, In-Class Writing Activities

Sample Writing Assignments for WI Courses

Tips on Grading: Using Rubrics

Responding to Student Writing

Creating Effective Peer Review Groups to Improve Student Writing

Peer Response Samples with Associated Assignments

Learn More about the Writing Intensive Project at John Jay