Writing in the Discipline (WID) Class Checker

Writing in the Discipline Class Checker

  • The Writing in the Discipline syllabus statement —or your own WID syllabus statement—appears in the syllabus.
  • The class has 20 or fewer students (If major assignments are co-written, there may be more.)
  • The writing focuses on the processes, genres, and styles of writing students encounter in the discipline and, if appropriate, in working contexts.
  • You have time allotted to discuss various stages of the writing process with students.
  • You have deadlines for pre-final drafts (at least one) and have scaffolded in support activities (e.g. low-stakes assignments) at appropriate times.
  • You are providing feedback to students at least once before each high-stakes final draft is due.
  • Assignments include aligned learning goals and evaluation rubrics.
  • At least 30% of the course grade is based on writing.