ERIC Number: ED331092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
Errors and Expectations in Writing across the Curriculum. Diversity, Equity, and the Ideology of Writing Across the Curriculum.
Maimon, Elaine P.
"Writing to learn" is the motto of writing across the curriculum (WAC). When students write to learn, they interact with subject matter in a way that makes it their own. WAC individualizes instruction because each student's response to a writing-to-learn assignment will be as different as the student's individual experience. A WAC classroom is an interactive classroom. The undeniable virtue of WAC is that it is a wedge into a reform pedagogy. Writing to learn provides ways for somnolent students and aloof instructors to connect. WAC provides a way to celebrate diversity within the framework of community--to engage students' diverse responses within an academic community which, through student participation, should be always in the making. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: City University of new York Queens College; Writing to Learn
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).