Learn how to write and conduct research across multiple academic disciplines while fulfilling your UBC writing requirements.
Writing Across the Disciplines
At the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, we use an approach called, “Writing Across the Disciplines” (WAD). Our approach introduces students to the disciplinary culture, as well as the research and writing styles of subjects of interest to multiple Faculties. This involves identifying common features of academic knowledge-making, dissemination, and comparing disciplinary practices of research and writing.
We also incorporate similar approaches which include “Writing in the Disciplines” (WID) and “Writing to Learn” (WTL). WTD teaches students the conventions and practices of a particular academic discipline while WTL uses writing tasks to consolidate subject-matter learning within a particular discipline. Our combined methodology prepares our students for writing and research through their university careers, regardless of their academic focus.