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WI Course Information

Writing Intensive (WI) courses encourage student engagement with the writing process via scaffolding—including low-, mid-, and high-stakes writing assignments. WI courses also involve recursive writing by requiring a minimum of ten pages of formal written work which undergo a feedback loop through drafting and revision. Instructors communicate the writing goals of WI courses on the syllabus by including at least one writing-specific student learning objective and a tailored statement about the course’s relationship to writing. Students’ written work constitutes a significant portion of the final grade in all WI courses.

History of WAC at York
The York College Writing Across the Curriculum requirement legislated by the York College Senate in May, 2001 includes provisions for Writing Enhancement in General Education courses and for Writing Intensive courses in all the disciplines.

A Guide for Writing Intensive Courses
The WAC guide to teaching Writing Intensive courses, including sample assignments and syllabi.

Instructions for Finding WI Courses in CUNYFirst
How to find WI courses on CUNYFirst.

WI Course Archive
Courses from past semesters can be found below.