The Writing in the Disciplines and Across the Curriculum and Communities (WID/AC) program at CCBC recognizes that globalization and recent advances in technology increase the demand for more proficient writing and communication skills in all academic disciplines, vocational programs, and the workplace. Writing, critical thinking, and lifelong learning are inextricably linked, complex processes, and the WID/AC program aims to provide a forum where the college unites to support one another by exchanging pedagogical strategies and promoting practices which emphasize both the value of writing to learn and the use of writing as an essential teaching tool. WID/AC reinforces the College’s mission statement to serve our diverse community by empowering and liberating student voices and increasing their efficacy across borders, boundaries, and worlds.
At the CCBC Writing Centers, English department faculty provide assistance and instruction to all students engaged in writing assignments, regardless of subject area. Each session lasts 30 minutes and appointments are strongly encouraged.
Our writing consultants can help students to develop ideas, organize thoughts, understand professor comments, as well as the editing, formatting, citing, and proofreading of their work.
There is a Writing Center on the Catonsville, Dundalk, and Essex campuses as well as the Owings Mills extension center and the Online Writing Lab is available 24 hours a day.