Writing Intensive (WI) is a formal designation for courses at York College. Courses with a WI designation are approved by the WAC Curriculum Committee on the basis of formal paper assignments, a drafting process, and a set of classroom practices that help students develop writing competence within particular disciplines. A typical WI course will couple high-stakes writing to the low- and middle-stakes writing common in General Education courses designated as Writing Enhanced. Almost all York College students must take at least three (3) WI courses to fulfill graduation requirements. English 125 and Writing 301/302/303 are not designated as writing intensive.