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Nilsen, Ragnhild – Across the Disciplines, 2007
At the first-year Joint Course, supervisors from both Tromsø University College and the University of Tromsø participated. Supervisors represented two institutions with different educational outlooks and different approaches to the task at hand. In my view, deep-seated professional disagreement was allowed to affect the course throughout without…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives, Course Descriptions
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Bogad, Lesley; Cook, Jennifer S.; Darcy, Monica G.; Johnson, Janet Donnell; Patterson, Susan K.; Tillotson, Mary Ellen – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This article describes our experiences as six faculty members at a mid-sized state college whose collaboration grew into a substantive endeavor to improve writing pedagogy and practice across our disciplines of English, Educational Studies, Instructional Technology, Educational Psychology and Counseling. Within our practice, we approach writing in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Communities of Practice
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Lettner-Rust, Heather G.; Tracy, Pamela J.; Booker, Susan L.; Kocevar-Weidinger, Elizabeth; Burges, Jená B. – Across the Disciplines, 2007
The authors describe how their institution revised its general education writing curriculum and how that change not only affected the university's approach to advanced composition but also transformed the roles and relationships among teachers, librarians, literacy practices, curricula, students, and the community. Part service-learning, part…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Curriculum Development, General Education, Writing (Composition)
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Hass, Michael; Osborn, Jan – Across the Disciplines, 2007
This study uses student reflections of previous success in academic writing to guide instructors as they design writing assignments. Seventy-one students in five classes responded to a questionnaire designed to help them identify particularly successful writing experiences and reflect on the circumstances, strategies, and methods they believed…
Descriptors: Student Writing Models, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Processes, Reflection
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Haswell, Richard – Across the Disciplines, 2006
In all academic disciplines college teachers respond to student writing with shortcuts--checksheets, correction symbols, computer style checkers, etc. But while these methods save teachers time, do they help students improve their writing? A survey of research into teacher commentary, conceived of as a contextual discourse activity, initially…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Students, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Afful, Joseph Benjamin Archibald – Across the Disciplines, 2006
The author presents a study that employs a modified version of Swales' (1990) move analysis to investigates the generic structure of introductions in a total of 120 writing samples of Ghanaian undergraduates in English and Sociology. The study reveals differences between the two groups in their use of move-structures.
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Foreign Countries
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Halasz, Judith; Brinckner, Maria – Across the Disciplines, 2006
Faculty resistance to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) is an issue that has been recognized by WAC program directors and practitioners for decades, yet it remains unresolved. Perhaps the problem is not resistance per se, but how we interpret and react to it. Faculty resistance is typically viewed as an impediment to the pedagogical change WAC…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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Orr, Susan; Blythmann, Margo; Mullin, Joan – Across the Disciplines, 2006
How to write, and the relationship between images and writing, has been changing within the academy. Some indication of this can be seen in the new composition texts that emphasize reading visuals or teaching students in our largely visual culture (e.g. Faigley, George, Selfe, & Palchik , 2004; Alfano & O'Brien, 2005; Ruszkiewicz,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Art Education, Design, Teaching Methods
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Shea, Kelly A.; Balkun, Mary McAleer; Nolan, Susan A.; Saccoman, John T.; Wright, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2006
This article describes a writing-across-the-curriculum project that was born of one university's commitment to writing and ubiquitous computing. Faculty members across the disciplines, seeing an opportunity to re-introduce WAC on its campus through a curriculum development initiative funded out of an internal teaching, learning, and technology…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Writing Instruction, Faculty Development
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Duffelmeyer, Barb Blakely; Ellertson, Anthony – Across the Disciplines, 2005
"Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum" makes the case for expanding the pedagogical space and communication possibilities in undergraduate communication-intensive and linked (learning community) courses by allowing students to create multimodal texts that deal with civic and cultural and/or discipline…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Visual Literacy, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Hall, Jonathan – Across the Disciplines, 2005
Student plagiarism occurs in all academic disciplines, and so, for those of us involved with Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing In the Disciplines programs, the first thing we have to admit is: yes, it is our problem. It's everybody's problem, at bottom, of course, but WAC/WID directors are ideally positioned to offer both new conceptual…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Plagiarism, Prevention
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Thomeczek, Melissa A.; Knowlton, Dave S.; Sharp, David C. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
The authors of this essay regularly require students to engage in informal writing as a means to promote learning. One form of informal writing is the summary/reaction journal. In summary/reaction journals, students read a chapter or article, write a summary of that reading, and then react by offering their own insights and responses to the…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Journals, Journal Writing, Documentation
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Price, Margaret; Warner, Anne Bradford – Across the Disciplines, 2005
The problems of collaboration take on new shapes and meanings when writing/composing moves into the visual realm. This claim is based on our experiences working with the Bush-Hewlett Grant Project at Spelman College, which was designed to foster collaboration through the building of course-based Web sites. Our study analyzes three sites, and the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Collaborative Writing, Teamwork
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Fredrica L. Stoller; Jones, James K.; Costanza-Robinson, Molly S.; Robinson, Marin S. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
This article describes steps taken to demystify the writing of chemistry as part of the development of a junior level writing course for chemistry majors at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Although the course is offered by the chemistry department, its conception, development, implementation, and assessment have been the result of an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Majors (Students), College Science, Content Area Writing
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Rich, Sarah – Across the Disciplines, 2005
In this paper, I present the findings of a longitudinal study into the perceptions of linguistically and culturally diverse practicing teachers in a graduate program in the United Kingdom (UK) with regard to pedagogic practices deemed successful in helping them negotiate access to an academic community of practice. It is argued that an approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
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