ERIC Number: ED264592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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Writing across the Disciplines: Research into Practice.
Young, Art, Ed.; Fulwiler, Toby, Ed.
The impact of a writing-across-the-curriculum program on the professional life of a single university department and on the pedagogical life of an entire campus community is the focus of this book. The essays in the first section explain writing across the curriculum and provide a context for collective writing research. This section demonstrates the process by which an organized effort in writing-across-the-curriculum research can occur, and suggests the benefits of such an effort. The second section focuses on evaluation, describing the results of the six-year writing-across-the-curriculum program. Each chapter looks at a different area of impact, discusses how the investigations were made, and states the findings. The third section evaluates specific techniques (such as journals, peer groups, and poetry writing) in individual classes in such areas as psychology, biology, civil engineering, mathematics, and literature. The final section contains essays on the possibilities and the problems that arise in connection with such a program, academic and political as well as theoretical and practical. (EL)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Content Area Writing, Cooperation, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 52 Upper Montclair Plaza, P.O. Box 860, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 ($10.75).
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