ECU Writing Outcomes

All Writing Intensive courses at ECU are expected to support students in meeting the five ECU Writing Outcomes. These outcomes were developed by a committee of 35+ faculty, staff, students, and community members in 2013 as part of our campus’s first Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for institutional re-accreditation. The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee and the Faculty Senate then adopted them for all WI courses across the disciplines.

Outcome 1
Use writing to investigate complex, relevant topics and address significant questions through engagement with and effective use of credible sources.

Outcome 2
Produce writing that reflects an awareness of context, purpose, and audience, particularly within the written genres (including genres that integrate writing with visuals, audio or other multimodal components) of their major disciplines and/or career fields.

Outcome 3
Demonstrate that they understand writing as a process that can be made more effective through drafting and revision.

Outcome 4
Proofread and edit their own writing, avoiding grammatical and mechanical errors.

Outcome 5
Assess and explain the major choices that they make in their writing.

In order for you to learn more about how you can implement these outcomes in your WI courses, we have curated a host of resources and examples from faculty at ECU in Canvas: WAC: Exploring the University Writing Outcomes provides you with lots of ideas for engaging students in high-impact writing practices while still meeting your disciplinary course outcomes.