Writing-Intensive Program

Kauai Community College

Mary Alexander, WI Coordinator (to start in August, 2015)

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." ~ E.L. Doctorow

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Traditional vs. Writing-Intensive
What makes a Writing-Intensive class different from a traditional one?  According to Professor Thomas Hilgers, former director of the Manoa Writing Program: "[Writing-intensive courses] use writing as frequently as possible to help students...learn the content of the course. In a conventional class, students are often asked to read, think, discuss, and then write or take an exam, pretty much in that order. In a writing-intensive class, professors ask students to write, read, write as they read, write as they think, write before they discuss, write after they discuss, and then read and discuss even more in order to write again."

If you're interested in offering a class as a Writing-Intensive section, please contact
Mary Alexander  at maryalex@hawaii.edu.

Last updated: 09/02/2014

Self-reflection forms are due at end of term!
Thanks to all who participated in the WI program. To complete your WI process please complete the  online self-reflection form located in the menu above.

"Books serve to show man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all." ~ Abraham Lincoln