An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum

This guide offers information about WAC—writing across the curriculum. To learn more about WAC, choose any of the items below:

Getting Started

Useful Knowledge

Assigning Writing

Using Peer Review

Responding to Writing

Using Technology

Designing and Assessing WAC Programs

More on WAC


Credits: This guide was first developed by Kate Kiefer, who founded the WAC program at Colorado State University in 1979, in 2003. It was updated by Kiefer in 2014 and by Mike Palmquist in 2014, 2017, and 2018. In 2018, Nick Carbone, Michelle Cox, and Dan Melzer added new materials to the guide. Many of the pages in this guide contain links to resources elsewhere on the Clearinghouse. We thank the many colleagues who have contributed materials from their courses. Copyright © 2000 by Kate Kiefer. Copyright © 2014-2018 Mike Palmquist. Additional copyrights by Nick Carbone (2018), Michelle Cox (2018), and Dan Melzer (2018). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 United States License.

Citation: Kate Kiefer, Mike Palmquist, Nick Carbone, Michelle Cox, & Dan Melzer. (2000-2018). An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/resources/wac/intro.