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Fife, Jane – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Effectively constructing a confident authorial stance and framing one's argument in the context of the ongoing scholarly conversation are important skills for writers to acquire as they gain expertise writing in an academic discipline. Construction of an effective authorial stance is complicated by conventions of avoiding first-person pronouns in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English for Academic Purposes, Writing Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Feuerherm, Emily; Blumner, Jacob – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are experiencing tremendous growth of international students. This essay serves as a case study of how an institution is addressing its growth from a handful of international students to nearly 10% of its total student population in a decade. The authors describe writing instruction and the lack…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, Foreign Students, College Students
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Burdette, Rebecca; Galeucia, Annemarie; Liggett, Sarah; Thompson, Melissa – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This article provides background on Louisiana State University's Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program and details the history and logistics of its experiential learning and community outreach event--TEDxLSU. In particular, the authors provide details on the Student Creative Communications Team (SCCT) which conceptualizes, plans, and…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Mentors, Communication (Thought Transfer), Online Surveys
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Voss, Julia – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Writing studies has considered college students' literacy development as a chronological progression and as influenced by their off-campus connections to various cultural and professional communities. This project considers students' literacy development across disciplines and university activity systems in which they're simultaneously involved to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Communities of Practice, Educational Practices
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Hendrickson, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Institutions of postsecondary education, and the field of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines (WAC/WID) in particular, need to do more to trouble learning paradigms that employ writing only in service to particular disciplines, only in traditional learning environments, and only in particular languages, or in service to an overly…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Organizations, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Elder, Cristyn L.; Champine, Karen – Across the Disciplines, 2016
The body of literature on a Writing-to-Learn (WTL) approach in math courses offers up a variety of assignment types from which to choose. However, few of these articles provide empirical evidence on the ways these writing assignments contribute to students' learning. This mixed-methods study, conducted at the University of New Mexico, a…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Assignments, Evidence
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Carillo, Ellen C. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This essay argues that what might otherwise be considered "plagiarism" in student writing is a symptom of the difficulties students encounter in their reading and writing, moments in which students' inabilities to critically assess, read, and respond to sources through the act of writing come to the surface. Expanding the context within…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Reading Writing Relationship
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Cox, Anicca – Across the Disciplines, 2015
Via interview data focused on instructor practices and values, this study sought to describe some of what performing and visual arts instructors do at the university level to effectively teach disciplinary values through writing. The study's research goals explored how relationships to writing process in visual and performing arts support…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, College Students
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Kurtyka, Faith – Across the Disciplines, 2015
This article examines the composing practices of two members of a social sorority who use visual images on the media of Tumblr and YouTube to teach potential new members about the kind of sorority experience they will have. From interviews with these composers and analyses of the artifacts they create, I distill three composing principles used to…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Student Experience, Visual Aids, Training Methods
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Henry, Jim; Baker, Tammy Haili'opua – Across the Disciplines, 2015
This case study conducted by a writing specialist and a theatre specialist examines the ways in which writing to learn and learning to write took form in a course in which the ultimate goal was a staged production for a live audience. Using naturalistic methodology that deployed both ethnographic and autoethnographic approaches to analyze the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Theater Arts, Ethnography, Autobiographies
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Evans-Tokaryk, Tyler – Across the Disciplines, 2014
This article presents the results of a case study at a Canadian university that used a combination of surveys and focus groups to explore faculty members' and students' perceptions of plagiarism. The research suggests that the globalization of education and remix culture have contributed to competing and contradictory understandings of plagiarism…
Descriptors: Integrity, Global Approach, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Diab, Rasha; Ferrel, Thomas; Godbee, Beth; Simpkins, Neil – Across the Disciplines, 2013
In this article, we articulate a framework for making our commitments to racial justice actionable, a framework that moves from narrating confessional accounts to articulating our commitments and then acting on them through both self-work and work-with-others, a dialectic possibility we identify and explore. We model a method for moving beyond…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Justice, Power Structure, Personal Narratives
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Pearlman, Steven J. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Examining deficits in the development of adolescent literacy, this article explores conceptions of literacy not as a "simple" exercise that merely requires layperson understandings of words, but rather, as research shows, as a deeper action that requires disciplinary knowledge and standing. Vygotsky's distinction between tool users vs.…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Skills, Writing Evaluation, Interaction
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Cox, Michelle; Gimbel, Phyllis – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) create new common ground for high school-college collaborations through emphasis on expository writing in English language arts (ELA) and writing in content areas across the curriculum. This article, written collaboratively by a composition-rhetoric scholar and a secondary education leadership scholar who…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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