The Writing Across the Curriculum program at PSU requires degree seeking students to complete two courses designated as Writing to Learn (WL) courses. Typically, these courses are part of the general education curriculum, so a student is meeting both a general education requirement and the writing to learn requirement at the same time. However, a small number of writing to learn courses are offered within some academic majors.

Writing to Learn courses are meant to maintain writing skills developed in English Composition as well as develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, increase interaction with instructors, and prepare students for junior-senior level courses.

Writing to Learn Sequence

For the general student:

1st  semester:  Engl 101
2nd semester: WL course
3rd semester: WL course
4th semester: Engl 299

For students with an English sub-score of 27 on the ACT exam:

1st semester: WL course and Engl 101-40 (phantom course)
2nd semester: WL course
3rd semester: Engl 299
4th semester

For students with an English sub-score of 28 and higher on the ACT exam:

1st semester: WL course and Engl 101-40 (phantom course)
2nd semester: Engl 190
3rd semester: WL course
4th semester

For students transferring in either one or two composition courses, two writing to learn courses must be completed.

Students transferring 55 or more credits to PSU are exempt from the writing to learn requirement.

For questions regarding the Writing to Learn program, please contact Don Judd (djudd@pittstate.edu or ext. 4697) or Janet Zepernick (jzeperni@pittstate.edu or ext. 4689).