College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York

  Harry Thorne,
  WAC Coordinator
  Office: Building 2S Rm 227
  Email WAC

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Writing in the Disciplines
for Students

 Boosting Your Grades

Following is information that we normally give to your teachers, but these writing exercises have been so successful for students that we’re sharing them with you. After all, our goal is to equip you to take charge of your education. Use the writing exercises at the end of each section to boost your grades.

Pre-Exam Stress Relief—10 minutes
average grade increase of B- to B+

Writing Out Stereotypes—15 minutes
average grade increase of C to B (most helpful for women and minority students with negative academic stereotypes)

Writing Connections with Science—15 minutes
average increase of 2/3 of a letter grade

Note Taking
practical tips and linked examples of what to write down