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Romero, Yasmine; Shivers-McNair, Ann – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Student conceptions of internationalization directly impact how multilingual students, both international and domestic, engage course content within the WAC/WID classroom. For example, a student who majors in English literature may define internationalization as recreating political power, while a student who majors in business may consider…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Discourse Analysis, Multilingualism
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Deans, Thomas – Across the Disciplines, 2017
This study reports on learning outcomes of one-credit writing-intensive (W) courses in the disciplines at a large public university where three-credit W courses are the norm. An evaluation of 210 final papers from four departments--Allied Health, Animal Science, Economics, and Nutritional Sciences--revealed that writing outcomes, as defined and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Writing Instruction, Content Area Writing, Intellectual Disciplines
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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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Reid, Gwendolynne; Snead, Robin; Pettiway, Keon; Simoneaux, Brent – Across the Disciplines, 2016
While a strong case has been made for addressing multimodality in composition, the case has been less clear for WAC/WID and CxC programs and research. Studies of disciplinary communication have documented the use of multiple modes in a number of fields, but few engage directly with theories of multimodality or with multimodality in context of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Discourse Modes, Writing Across the Curriculum, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Marquez, Loren – Across the Disciplines, 2015
Just as WAC pedagogy and writing studies both stress the ways that writing and communication practices can act as both heuristics and products of genre-based, discipline- specific knowledge, in much the same way, performance, too, can be used as a heuristic and as a product and should be more fully explored in WAC theory and pedagogy. This article…
Descriptors: Performance, Interdisciplinary Approach, Heuristics, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Warren, James E. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Education researchers and literacy specialists have responded to declining reading scores among high school students by calling on teachers across subject areas to teach "disciplinary literacy," which introduces students to the ways discipline-specific knowledge is produced and communicated and teaches students to apply different reading…
Descriptors: High School Students, Rhetoric, Reading Strategies, Content Area Reading
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Johnson, J. Paul; Krase, Ethan – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The ability of college students to write clearly and competently, both in first-year composition (FYC) and beyond, is often questioned. This qualitative, longitudinal study examines the writing practices and abilities of twelve students, following their performance in their FYC courses to their later studies in Writing in the Disciplines (WID)…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Interviews
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Paretti, Marie C. – Across the Disciplines, 2011
The paper employs interdisciplinarity as a theoretical lens for describing meaningful content/ language partnerships and establishing an ontology for such partnerships. Interdisciplinary collaboration, as defined by scholars, entails the integration of knowledge across domains and the clear valuing of all contributors in addressing an issue…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Partnerships in Education, Metacognition, Teaching Methods
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Airey, John – Across the Disciplines, 2011
In this paper I address the issue of collaboration between content lecturers and language lecturers or educational researchers. Whilst such collaboration is a desirable goal for disciplinary learning in monolingual settings, I suggest it takes on extra significance when two or more languages are involved in teaching and learning a discipline.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Cooperation, Researchers, Heuristics
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Bartholomae, David; Matway, Beth – Across the Disciplines, 2010
This essay presents results from a comprehensive study of writing in the undergraduate curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh. It is in two sections. The first section reports on interviews with faculty from across the disciplines in the School of Arts and Sciences; the second reports finding from student focus groups and from an extensive…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Focus Groups
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Bridwell-Bowles, Lillian; Powell, Karen E.; Choplin, Tiffany Walter – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Faculty members at a large state university engaged in discussions of 21st century communication, new media, and the demands for new communication skills as they elected to establish a Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program in 2005. Faculty leaders reviewed communication theory (e.g., from McLuhan to Kress), best practices from other…
Descriptors: State Universities, College Faculty, Communication Skills, Standards
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Arzt, Judy; Barnett, Kristine E.; Scoppetta, Jessyka – Across the Disciplines, 2009
This article emphasizes the need for writing centers to give continued attention to online tutoring to achieve writing across curriculum (WAC) goals. The article offers a literature review covering the history and state of online tutoring and its relation to the WAC movement and writing fellows programs. We at Saint Joseph College have found that…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Tutoring, Web Based Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Brammer, Charlotte; Amare, Nicole; Campbell, Kim Sydow – Across the Disciplines, 2008
To help writing faculty learn the language of discourse communities across campus, we conducted faculty interviews as a first attempt to describe knowledge about disciplinary cultures, specifically with regard to writing. Based on the data received from the interviews about disciplinary definitions and characteristics of good writing and how…
Descriptors: Interviews, Culture Conflict, Intellectual Disciplines, Stereotypes
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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
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