Writing Works is Central Carolina Community College's Quality Enhancement Plan. The purpose of Writing Works is to develop and nurture a college environment that supports the learning of written communication skills.
The idea behind the plan is that writing is a tool for learning and communicating what you know in each course taught at CCCC, from automotive, machining, and computer information technology courses to criminal justice, bioprocess technology, and university transfer courses.
What does this mean for you?
It doesn't mean a term paper in every course. It does mean that you should notice that instructors are using writing to help you learn, think about, and understand the concepts presented in your courses. By the time you earn your degree, your experiences with writing in your classes at CCCC will help you to communicate well in writing.
Writing is a life skill.
Proposals, letters, blogs, e-mails, diaries, journals, notes, scripts, essays, research papers, lab reports, diagnoses, legal briefs, police reports, repair summaries, reviews, proofs, observations, lesson plans, hypotheses, maintenance logs, resumes, business plans, directions, manuals, programs, order of operations, medical records, prescriptions, memos...
Writing is a tool for learning in every program offered at CCCC.
Why are writing skills important?
» Most job interviews now include some sort of writing component.
» "The need to write clearly and quickly has never been more important than in today's highly competitive, technology-driven global economy."
- Joseph M. Tucci, president and CEO of EMC Corporation
» "Even among hourly workers ... between one-fifth and one-third of employees in fast-growing service sectors have some writing responsibility."
Check out these writing resources:
Smarthinking provides web-based academic support to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CCCC Online Writing Lab provides web links and more to help in your writing endeavors.
Research and Documentation Online - Find helpful models of documentation for Humanities, Social Sciences, History, and Sciences in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE (Council of Science Editors) style. You will find basic rules for documentation, manuscript format, and sample papers in each style.
UNC-Chapel Hill's Writing Center - Click on Student Resources, then Handouts for information on such topics as writing papers, citation styles, grammar, and writing for specific fields.
Grammar Slammer - When you need answers to grammar questions, Grammar Slammer provides all the rules and tips you need for writing in an easy-to-use format, including a "how to" section.
The OWL (Online Writing Lab at Purdue University) - This link provides access to resources for non-Purdue University college level students and instructors, including writing in the disciplines, different types of writing, grammar, and much more.
Get more information.
Janelle Crossgrove Hart, QEP Coordinator