Worcester State University
The Writing Center


WAC for Students

In order to thrive in a university setting, all students need to be able to write well in different courses and in different disciplines.  As Worcester State University implements the Writing Across the Curriculum requirement, you will gain experience writing in many different genres in your courses.

Why learn to write in different disciplines?

Writing is a vital tool for learning and discovering and is a crucial part of any career path. Writing is a skill that must be practiced, and often these different disciplines have their own unique conventions such as format, style, and documentation.  When you learn to write "across the curriculum", you have the opportunity to join academic conversations in different disciplines.  Writing also helps you to synthesize and analyze the information you learn in your courses. 

In this section, you will find links to help you with the types of writing you may be learning in your WSU courses. Some of them provide general information about starting to write, and others give you hints about writing assignments in different disciplines.  The WSU Writing Center can also provide you with extra writing help.


Related Links
  MLA Documentation
  APA Documentation
  International Writing Center
  Writing Centers.org
  Writing Centers Research Project
  WSU library
  Purdue University Writing Lab

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