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ERIC Number: EJ1116079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-27
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
The WAC Glossary Project: Facilitating Conversations between Composition and WID Faculty in a Unified Writing Curriculum
Bohr, Dennis J.; Rhoades, Georgia
Across the Disciplines, v11 n1 Apr 2014
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian State University, founded in 2008, supports faculty instruction in a vertical writing curriculum which requires two courses in Composition and two in the disciplines, ensuring that students take a dedicated writing course in each year of undergraduate education. To address the challenges of student transfer of rhetorical knowledge and writing skills from one course to another, the WAC Program created opportunities for faculty conversation about writing in Composition and the disciplines. At the center of this conversation is the WAC Glossary Project, in which WAC consultant Dennis J. Bohr compiled pedagogical terms from faculty across the university for WAC conversations. The Glossary allows Composition faculty to anticipate writing tasks for students in the disciplines and encourages WID faculty to refer to basic, familiar terms in new writing contexts. The authors discuss the creation and evolution of the project and its practical applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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