- Good written communication skills extend beyond the classroom and serve to increase students' employability.
- Writing is an active learning process and is used to communicate information, to clarify thinking, and to learn new concepts and information.
- Students become effective writers through practice.
How do we define "good writing"?
- RCC defines effective writing as the ability to communicate a clear message that uses standard written English and demonstrates an understanding of the intended audience.
Basic Principles of WAC
- Writing promotes learning.
- Writing is the responsibility of the entire academic community.
- Writing must be integrated across departmental boundaries.
To improve student written communication skills for academic and career endeavors, RCC will:
- establish programs and services to support and enhance student writing, including a fully staffed Writing Center;
- design and implement a faculty professional development program to train faculty in Writing Across the Curriculum;
- increase the use of rubrics and writing strategies in curriculum courses.