aims to improve the English proficiency
and thinking skills of students by encouraging teachers of all
disciplines to give writing assignments more often in their courses.
WAC programs are needed at Hong Kong universities because the short
3-year degree plan leaves students with little opportunity to take
writing courses offered by English Departments and English Centers.
Through WAC, interdisciplinary cooperation will also occur and
teachers across the disciplines will benefit through the creation of a
community of scholars committed to the improvement of teaching and
An Invitation to
If you teach in English
and your course includes writing assignments, we welcome you to join
the WAC program. A trained teaching assistant will be assigned to your
course to provide oral and written feedback to your students on their
writing assignments, mainly on organization, cohesion, format, and
grammar. Writing enhancement workshops can also be offered to your
students. In return, we request that you incorporate at least two of
the following practices―sequenced
writing, multiple drafts, peer reviews, or reflective writing―in your
If you wish to join,
please contact Prof.
George Braine at the English Department (2609 7445) with a hard
copy of your course syllabus. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1: What is Writing Across the Curriculum?
2: What type of approach does WAC@CUHK adopt?
3: What are the objectives of the WAC program at CUHK?
4: What are the reasons for emphasizing writing in the curriculum?
5: What are the four basic qualities in a piece of writing?
6: What should be in an assignment description?