ERIC Number: ED185545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Nuts and Normals: Helping Them Teach Writing across the Curriculum.
Nold, Ellen W.
The work of teaching faculty in the major disciplines how to teach writing often falls to the writing program administrator (WPA), and this paper explains one WPA's hypotheses, reasoning, and methods used in promoting writing in a college engineering department. Principles underlying the program related to the motivations of faculty and the structure of teaching writing are discussed, and a six-hour seminar required of engineering faculty appointed to teach writing is outlined. Also discussed is the program designed to provide writing tutors to the classes of the members of the engineering faculty who do not want to teach writing, along with the training course required of the tutors. Among the benefits of the program listed are that a large number of engineering students learn to write better and that the tutors become more confident of their own abilities to write and speak persuasively. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (94th, San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 1979).