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Gallagher, Mary; Galindo, Claudia; Shin, Sarah J. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This study examines the writing-related attitudes of L1 and L2 students who receive individual discipline-based writing help from Writing Fellows. It investigates changes in the students' attitudes toward writing through a survey administered at the beginning and end of the semester in which the students worked with their Writing Fellows.…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes
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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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Thaiss, Chris; Moloney, Kara; Chaozon-Bauer, Pearl – Across the Disciplines, 2016
First-Year Seminars (FYS) are among the high-impact practices described by AAC&U. We studied the long-standing First-Year Seminar Program at our public research university for the ways in which writing assignments--individualized for each seminar--help faculty and students achieve program objectives in critical and analytical thinking, the…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Writing (Composition), State Universities
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Anderson, Paul; Anson, Chris M.; Gonyea, Robert M.; Paine, Charles – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This article reports on a study that suggests ways that Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID) programs can increase the effectiveness of their efforts, including implementation of writingintensive courses, which are one of the Association of American Colleges and Universities' High-Impact Educational Practices. The…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction
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Bromley, Pam; Northway, Kara; Schonberg, Eliana – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Taking a dispositional view of transfer and applying Joanne Lobato's "actor-oriented transfer perspective," we analyze student perceptions of writing center visits at three very different institutions. We find that, as a nonevaluative space where university students can develop metacognitive awareness across disciplines and over time,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Transfer of Training, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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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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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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Hardy, Jack A.; Römer, Ute; Roberson, Audrey – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In attempts to find appropriate and authentic materials for students who are developing their academic writing skills, instructors often turn to works written by professional academics. However, genres such as published research articles and textbooks in specific disciplines may not be the most suitable models for what first year composition…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction, Student Writing Models, Writing Across the Curriculum
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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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Young, Justin A.; Potter, Charlie R. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Using a mixed methodology study, this article explores the influence of academic language comprehension on reading, writing, and academic performance at a regional comprehensive institution. We completed a comprehensive survey of 150 students in ENGL 101 and 201, asking questions about academic reading strategies and important disciplinary…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Phenomenology, Coding, Academic Achievement
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Driscoll, Dana Lynn – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Transfer, or how much knowledge from one context is used or adapted in new contexts, is a longstanding issue for researchers and teachers of writing in a variety of disciplines. Transfer is of particular concern when examining how effective first-year writing is in preparing students with a foundation for their disciplinary coursework. This…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
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Ferris, Dana; Thaiss, Chris – Across the Disciplines, 2011
The University of California has struggled for many years to build fair and workable policies and programs to develop the English literacy of its highly diverse student population. Considering past, present, and future, this essay describes how the UC's largest campus, UC Davis, with 50% of its 33,000 students L2 writers, has built a network of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction, Networks
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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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Dean, Christopher W. – Across the Disciplines, 2009
"Developing and Assessing an Online Research Writing Course" discusses how the Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) created a hybrid, online research writing course, Writing 50, and assessed that course. The assessment, which is at the center of this piece, was dovetailed with assessment literature in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Research Skills
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