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Severino, Carol; Trachsel, Mary – Across the Disciplines, 2008
How much do specialized academic discourse communities matter to undergraduate writers? To what degree should theories of specialized discourses influence the design of undergraduate Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs? At the University of Iowa, where an undergraduate Writing Fellows program engages peer tutors in writing-intensive…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Fellowships
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O'Neill, Peter – Across the Disciplines, 2008
This article examines the potential role of peer tutors and writing fellows in higher education in the United Kingdom. It argues that scepticism surrounding the use of peer tutors in writing is unfounded. In fact, the disciplinary nature of UK Higher Education suggests that undergraduate peer tutors and writing fellows may have an important role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Writing Across the Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines