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WAC Checklist
A WAC Checklist for Revising Syllabi

- WAC CHECKLIST FOR COAS SYLLABI

- WAC CHECKLIST FOR NON-COAS SYLLABI

 

WAC CHECKLIST FOR COAS SYLLABI

(for courses that fulfill the third writing requirement in the College of Arts & Sciences)

HEADING

__Course title (-WRTG)

__Course Number (700 series)  Note:  If you don’t have a 700-level number, contact Dr. Redd.

__Days/Time

__Semester

__Office phone and room numbers

__Office Hours

__E-mail Address

 INTRODUCTION

__Prerequisite ("C" or better in Freshman English 003 or 004 for COAS students; a passing grade in 003 for other students)
__Prohibition (not open to students who have taken the non-writing-intensive version of the course)
__Course Goals (to improve students' writing, especially their professional writing; to improve students' learning through writing)
__Learning Objectives (what students will be able to do as a result of writing in this course)
__Credit (number of credits; fulfills the third writing requirement in COAS; satisfies the same requirements as other sections of the course)

 BODY

__Required Textbooks (including a grammar handbook or an online grammar resource such as Darling’s Grammar at http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar)  

Writing Assignments
__purpose (writing to learn AND learning to write)
__number
__length (approximate number of words or pages)
__format (sample format or guidelines; citation style)
__prewriting (e.g., journal entries, freewriting, diagrams, outlines, progress reports)
__rewriting (required revisions; optional revisions; effect on grade)
__criteria (evaluation based on content, organization and style--including grammar and spelling--for formal writing vs. evaluation based on content only for informal writing)  Note:  If you use grading rubrics, please attach them to the syllabus.

__Computation of Course Grade (percentages for exams, journal, papers, etc.)

__Policies (missed classwork; late papers; plagiarism; grade of Incomplete)

__Resources (Freshman English handbook; English Department's Writing Center; Center for Academic Reinforcement; WAC website at http://www.cetla.howard.edu/wac )

__ADA Note  (from the HU website)
 Howard University is committed to providing an educational environment that is accessible to all students. In accordance with this policy, students in need of accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of the Dean for Special Student Services (202-238-2420) for verification and determination of reasonable accommodations as soon as possible after admission and at the beginning of each semester as needed.”

WAC CHECKLIST FOR NON-COAS SYLLABI

HEADING

__Course title

__Course Number

__Days/Time

__Semester

__Office phone and room numbers

__Office Hours

__E-mail Address

 INTRODUCTION

__Course Goals (to improve students' writing, especially their professional writing; to improve students' learning through writing)
__Learning Objectives (what students will be able to do as a result of writing in this course)
__Credit/Requirements Fulfilled

 BODY

__Required Textbooks  (grammar handbook—hard copy or online)

__Writing Assignments:

__purpose (writing to learn AND learning to write)
__number
__length (approximate number of words or pages)
__format (sample format or guidelines; citation style)
__prewriting (e.g., freewriting, diagrams, outlines, progress reports)
__rewriting (required revisions; optional revisions; effect on grade)
__criteria (evaluation based on content, organization and style--including grammar and spelling--for formal writing vs. evaluation based on content only for informal writing)

__Computation of Course Grade (percentages for exams, journal, papers, etc.)

__Policies (missed classwork; late papers; plagiarism; grade of Incomplete)

__Resources (English Department's Writing Center; Center for Academic Reinforcement; WAC website: see http://www.cetla.howard.edu/wac )

__ADA Note
Howard University
is committed to providing an educational environment that is accessible to all students. In accordance with this policy, students in need of accommodations due to a disability should contact the Office of the Dean for Special Student Services (202-238-2420) for verification and determination of reasonable accommodations as soon
as possible after admission and at the beginning of each semester as needed.

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