The Origins of The WAC Journal: The WAC Journal, entitled the Plymouth State University Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum, came into existence when Toby Fulwiler, who had helped Plymouth State University create a WAC program in 1986, returned to campus to help with WAC in 1989. After listening to the faculty talk about the WAC things they had done, he said, "Share your experiences. Let people know what you're doing." The journal served as a local newsletter for writing-across-the-curriculum activities for roughly the first decade of its existence. See p.47-58 of Volume 4 for more PSC WAC history.
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Reflections on Theory
Using Writing to Improve Student Learning of Statistics, by Robert Hayden
Writing Across the Mathematics Curriculum, by Paul L. Estes
Writing in the Computer Science Curriculum, by William J. Taffe
Writing for Visual Communicationn, by William Haust
Iconology: An Alternate Form of Writing, by Dennise Bartelo and Robert Morton
Using Faculty Histories in a History of Psychology Course, by H. David Zehr
Writing to Learn Economics, by John Gregor
The QCS Method, by Joel Funk
Using Drafts in History 231: American Economic Development, by William L. Taylor
Novel Writing Assignments in the Psychology of Learning, by John Kuiig
Reviews and Reactions
How I Started Using WAC and Ended Up Taking Algebra Again: A Review of Useful Works on Writing Across the Curriculum, by Sally Boland
Musings on Writing Across the Curriculum, by Russell Lord
"What Does the Professor Want and Why": A View from the Reading/Writing Center on WAC Teachers' Assignments, by Bonnie Auslander and Lucie Lepine
Teaching Freshman Composition: Getting Started, by Bonnie W. Epstein
Collaborative Writing in Social Psychology: An Experiment
Using Collaborative Techniques in a Speech Class, by Richard Chisholm
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