Anonymous Questionnaire Survey of WAC Classes (1993-2001)

Sample: 1,944 HU-WAC students

Questions:

  1. The writing assignments in this course made me read carefully.
  2. The writing assignments helped me make sense of the lessons.
  3. The writing assignments encouraged me to think critically about the subject matter.
  4. Writing instruction helped me organize my thoughts and present them in a comprehensible format.
  5. Writing instruction helped me master the text conventions of the discipline (e.g., formats, documentation style).
  6. Writing instruction reinforced the skills taught in Freshman English 002 and 003 (including editing skills).
  7. I have worked hard on the writing assignments.
  8. A writing-intensive course like this one is valuable.
  9. Writing is essential to success in the field of study or career that I plan to pursue.
QUESTION SA A D SD NA MI M S
Critical Reading 57.5 37.7 3.7 1.2 24 8 3.52 0.63
Comprehending Lessons 48.4 43.2 6.8 1.5 32 8 3.39 0.68
Critical Thinking 58.7 35.3 5.0 1.0 21 7 3.52 0.64
Organizing Thoughts 45.9 45.7 6.9 1.6 28 6 3.36 0.68
Mastering Conventions 33.4 49.7 14.9 2.0 81 12 3.15 0.74
Reinforcing FE Skills 38.0 46.3 13.4 2.3 109 12 3.20 0.75
Effort 56.0 38.6 4.7 0.7 13 7 3.50 0.62
Value of a WAC Course 57.3 35.0 5.7 2.0 30 13 3.48 0.70
Contribution to Career 65.2 27.2 6.3 1.3 21 61 3.56 0.67

Key:    SA = 4 = Strongly Agree, A = 3 = Agree, D = 2 =Disagree, SD = 1 =Strongly     Disagree, NA = Not Applicable, MI = Missing, M = Mean Score, S = Standard               Deviation