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Volume 1, June 1989

The Origins of The WAC Journal: The WAC Journal, entitled the Plymouth State University Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum, came into existence when Toby Fulwiler, who had helped Plymouth State University create a WAC program in 1986, returned to campus to help with WAC in 1989. After listening to the faculty talk about the WAC things they had done, he said, "Share your experiences. Let people know what you're doing." The journal served as a local newsletter for writing-across-the-curriculum activities for roughly the first decade of its existence. See p.47-58 of Volume 4 for more PSC WAC history.

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Reflections on Theory

Using Writing to Improve Student Learning of Statistics, by Robert Hayden

Writing Across the Mathematics Curriculum, by Paul L. Estes

Writing in the Computer Science Curriculum, by William J. Taffe

Writing for Visual Communicationn, by William Haust

Iconology: An Alternate Form of Writing, by Dennise Bartelo and Robert Morton


Using Faculty Histories in a History of Psychology Course, by H. David Zehr

Writing to Learn Economics, by John Gregor

The QCS Method, by Joel Funk

Using Drafts in History 231: American Economic Development, by William L. Taylor

Novel Writing Assignments in the Psychology of Learning, by John Kuiig

Reviews and Reactions

How I Started Using WAC and Ended Up Taking Algebra Again: A Review of Useful Works on Writing Across the Curriculum, by Sally Boland

Musings on Writing Across the Curriculum, by Russell Lord

"What Does the Professor Want and Why": A View from the Reading/Writing Center on WAC Teachers' Assignments, by Bonnie Auslander and Lucie Lepine

Teaching Freshman Composition: Getting Started, by Bonnie W. Epstein

New Directions

Collaborative Writing in Social Psychology: An Experiment, by Robert S. Miller

Using Collaborative Techniques in a Speech Class, by Richard Chisholm

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