What to Tell Faculty about Writing Across the Curriculum

Some arguments to support writing across the curriculum

  • Elaboration is a technique proven to deepen student understanding. Writing in the content areas is an elaboration method, and deepens understanding of the subject.
  • Transfer of learning is like a rope, easier to pull than to push. We will be more successful pulling transfer from First Year Composition courses into other subject areas than vice versa.

What AACU has to save about writing across the curriculum