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ERIC Number: ED176311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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[Papers from Saint Mary's College Writing Seminar].
Vacca, Linnea; And Others
This set of five papers suggests that professors in college philosophy, music, government, and history departments, as well as those in English departments, may be able to teach writing in their disciplines, if only they work at the task. The first paper, written by a member of the English department, provides the rationale for the formation of an interdisciplinary writing proficiency steering committee made up of faculty members who teach writing seminar courses. The remaining four papers were written by content area teachers in philosophy, music, government, and history and describe course objectives in those disciplines as follows: to compare and contrast the pedagogy of logic and dance as applied to developing analytic and argumentative skills in philosophy; to translate the language of music into English; to stress use of sources and organizing skills in weighing alternatives in government policy; and to use the study of history in various ways to achieve the traditional approaches to writing--the personal, analytical, comparative, descriptive, and the inductive or deductive paper. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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