About Writing Across the Curriculum Marshall’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program offers writing centered pedagogy to students in disciplines across the university. The WAC program was created by faculty and formally approved by the Faculty Senate in 1994. It is part of Marshall’s general education program. Writing intensive courses reinforce critical thinking skills by using writing in a substantial way to enhance learning. In these courses, writing is not an “extra activity” – it is an integral part of the learning process. For additional motivation of the WAC program, please see the WAC philosophy statement. Goals for Writing Intensive Courses Encourage and reinforce student learning by using writing as a learning tool. Help students write more effectively. Help students learn critical thinking skills by using writing as a learning tool. Prepare students for writing in their careers and in their personal and community lives. Encourage literacy across the university.