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Sharma, Ghanashyam – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Given that STEM professionals must regularly engage in transnational and cross-cultural communication, learning to write in their academic disciplines and professions means learning to navigate World Englishes, employ diverse sociolinguistic and rhetorical resources, and negotiate meaning across linguistic and sociocultural borders. Analyzing…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, STEM Education, Intercultural Communication
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Cripps, Michael J.; Hall, Jonathan; Robinson, Heather M. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
The teaching assistantship is a venerable model for funding graduate studies, staffing undergraduate courses, and providing pedagogical support for emerging college and university instructors. In this article, we present a variation of this model of graduate student support: the WAC Fellowship at the City University of New York. Using survey data…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Professional Development
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Serviss, Tricia – Across the Disciplines, 2016
National discussions about source-based, academic writing in higher education have been and are increasingly tied to concerns about citation proficiency, plagiarism, and academic integrity. In response to these discussions, scholars have argued for better pedagogical strategies to teach students how to work with sources in effective and ethical…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Heuristics, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Winzenried, Misty Anne – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) and the general education yet discipline-specific courses they often teach occupy a complex peripheral position in the university. This qualitative comparative case study investigated disciplinary TAs' identities and pedagogical strategies as they taught writing courses linked with disciplinary lecture courses at…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Boettger, Ryan K. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Understanding the linguistic and rhetorical patterns of an academic discipline strengthens students' abilities to write in professional settings. Data-driven learning and corpus-linguistic methods can increase this understanding and should be considered valuable contributors to any writing curriculum. In this paper, I present a case history on…
Descriptors: Editing, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Case Studies
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Pantelides, Kate – Across the Disciplines, 2015
The increasing prevalence of mandatory Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) policies has ushered in rather dramatic dissertation genre change. The affordances of the medium offer expanded access and audience, availability of new compositional tools, and alternate formats, the implications of which are just beginning to appear in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Masters Theses, Electronic Publishing
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Busl, Gretchen; Donnelly, Kara Lee; Capdevielle, Matthew – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In the past ten years, an increasing number of universities have begun organizing writing "camps," or full-week immersion experiences, in an effort to address the increased need to support graduate student writing. Outside of anecdotes and testimonials, we have previously had very little data about these camps' success. This study,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Simpson, Steve; Clemens, Rebecca; Killingsworth, Drea Rae; Ford, Julie Dyke – Across the Disciplines, 2015
A flurry of recent research in writing studies has addressed the need for more systematic approaches to graduate-level writing support, though more research is needed into more organic models that account for graduate students' specific needs and that build infrastructure for writing support within university departments. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, STEM Education, Earth Science, Engineering Education
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Brooks-Gillies, Marilee; Garcia, Elena G.; Kim, Soo Hyon; Manthey, Katie; Smith, Trixie – Across the Disciplines, 2015
While the editors of "Across the Disciplines" were working at the Michigan State University (MSU) Writing Center in 2011, they began focusing on the issues of graduate writing support through their involvement with the graduate writing groups hosted through the MSU Writing Center, conducting research on the benefits of such groups. When…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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Shapiro, Elliot – Across the Disciplines, 2015
This article argues that teaching writing can help graduate students become better writers. Each year, more than 100 graduate students from more than thirty departments participate in one of two training courses offered through Cornell's John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. This article describes some of how these courses…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Graduate Students
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Douglas, Jennifer – Across the Disciplines, 2015
Graduate students face a fundamental change in identity when transitioning from undergraduate writers to graduate writers. In their new role as graduate writers and researchers, they must move from consuming knowledge to producing knowledge through their writing. Often, they must learn new genres of writing, new disciplinary conventions, and new…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Graduate Students, Authors, Rhetoric
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Boquet, Elizabeth; Kazer, Meredith; Manister, Nancy; Lucas, Owen; Shaw, Michael; Madaffari, Valerie; Gannett, Cinthia – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In 2010, Fairfield University, a Jesuit Carnegie Masters Level 1 University located in the Northeast, established its first doctoral-level program: the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). In a developing program such as the DNP, some of the most pressing concerns of current rhetoric and writing in the disciplines align and interact with the…
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing Education, Graduate Students, Nursing Students
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Brizee, Allen; Langmead, Joseph – Across the Disciplines, 2014
For decades, scholars and working professionals have known that accountants struggle with communication. Experts agree that integrating communication pedagogy into accounting courses is the most effective way of addressing this problem, but an integrated approach is not always possible. In this programmatic and pedagogical article, we address this…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Communication Skills, Graduate Students, Accounting
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Herkner, Luise; Pydde, Mandy; Tschirpke, Simone – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This article reports about the effort to raise awareness for writing across the curriculum (WAC) and to establish writing centers at German high schools through a pilot project, initiated by a university writing center. The project was run by graduate students from the European University Viadrina (EUV) who in this article share their experience…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Peer Teaching
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Rodrigue, Tanya K. – Across the Disciplines, 2012
WAC scholars have demonstrated a strong commitment to faculty professional development in WAC programs but have yet to engage in much conversation, at least in scholarly literature, about the training of TAs in the teaching of writing. The rising number of TAs in doctoral-granting institutions and WAC programs suggests their role in teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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