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The Writing Intensive Project at John Jay

The Writing Intensive Project at John Jay

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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

- Broadly speaking, WAC is often considered a pedagogical movement, working to change modes of learning and teaching, particularly the reliance on multiple choice and short answer modes   of assesment

Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

- While some academics and administrators use the terms/acronyms WAC and WIDinterchangeably, proponents of WID have argued that writing should be taught within disciplinary freamworks, attending to the particular modes and conventions within specific acadmic discourses.

Writing in the Professions (WIP)

- An extension of WID, WIP focuses on writing within specific professions, such as business, law, or nursing.

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