ERIC Number: ED461890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning Together: Keeping Teachers and Students Actively Involved in Learning by Writing across the Curriculum. A Sourcebook of Ideas and Writing Exercises.
The purpose of this book is to provide a wide range of examples of writing across the curriculum (WAC) activities in order to encourage teachers to use writing in their classes regularly as a way of stimulating critical thinking in their students and providing variety in their teaching methods. The book is presented in three sections. The first presents reasons why WAC is important to all classes, not just English classes. This section serves to encourage new WAC users by highlighting and explaining the many benefits created by WAC. The second section gives detailed descriptions of 29 different writing assignments, which have been tested in a variety of courses. Section 3 provides a listing of 18 World Wide Web sites which have interesting materials concerning WAC approaches. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Writing Exercises, Writing Processes
New Forums Press, Inc., P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076 ($19.95). Web Site: http://www.newforums.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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