The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Writing Consultants Program at Northern Illinois University attempts to encourage more extensive and informed use of writing in various academic disciplines by placing writing consultants in hosting departments. These consultants analyze discourse practices within specialized fields, encourage more extensive and considered writing within content-specific courses by interacting with faculty and teaching assistants, and, at times, develop and teach writing courses specially adapted to a discipline's needs. Consultants attempt to achieve these objectives by working with student writers, by developing educational materials, and by collecting supporting materials and making them available to faculty in the hosting department.
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