ERIC Number: EJ1116082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-15
Abstractor: As Provided
Writing from Experience: The Evolving Roles of Personal Writing in a Writing in the Disciplines Program
Gottschalk, Katherine K.
Across the Disciplines, v8 n1 Mar 2011
How did an expressivist course, "Writing from Experience," anomalously come to spend 29 years in Cornell's writing in the disciplines First-Year Writing Seminar program? In answering this question, the author provides a telling example of the forces that propel or impede curricular change and analyzes how, as a result of these forces, the role of personal writing in the WID-based first-year writing program evolved. Personal writing remains, not in a separate course, but rather in new, more thoroughly integrated modes: personal and disciplinary approaches can, with programmatic support, come to work together effectively in a WID program.
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Personal Narratives, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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