WAC stands for Writing Across the Curriculum. Advocates of WAC believe that writing should be done in all classes and at all levels to deepen learning. For courses grounded in WAC, writing is used as more than a way to test knowledge. For these courses, writing is used, for example, to explore concepts, test ideas or theories, grapple with deep questions, and communicate with readers.
WAC has become ubiquitous on college campuses in the United States, and around the world, because of its focus on writing as a tool for learning. The theories behind WAC are also based in the belief that in order to become a stronger writer, one must practice writing for varying disciplines, genres and purposes.
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