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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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Cross, Geoffrey A.; Wills, Katherine V. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
The purpose of this longitudinal study was to assess whether faculty writing workshops could facilitate writing in heterogeneous disciplines by linking specific, workaday writing activities (Tschudi, 1986) with Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives (1974). Multi-disciplinary faculty participating in writing-across-the-curriculum workshops…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, College Faculty, Writing Workshops, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Melles, Gavin – Across the Disciplines, 2005
The literature review is an academic genre that has a natural place in theses, dissertations, and other genres such as the lab report. The typical final (fourth) year project in the engineering curriculum is an example where such an extensive review can take place (Krishnan & Kathpalia 2002). Second language students may have special…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Faculty
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Childers, Pamela B.; Lowry, Michael J. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
This article describes how an interdisciplinary science class uses visuals in ways that can be adapted across disciplines and academic levels. The key to the use of visuals is that they are integral to the learning of the students, whether we begin with visuals to improve writing and thinking or use written texts as the basis for visual…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Visual Stimuli, Teaching Methods
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Bayer, Trudy; Curto, Karen; Kriley, Charity – Across the Disciplines, 2005
This article reports the results of a study with 70 senior undergraduate biological science majors enrolled in a required course on "Writing and Speaking in the Biological Sciences". Students enrolled in this course were expected to develop oral scientific presentations of their research projects that exemplified the norms of speaking in…
Descriptors: Expertise, Biology, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kam, Angeniet; Meinema, Yvette – Across the Disciplines, 2005
International students travel in many ways. First of all geographically: they move from one country to another. Secondly, they travel through their own identities: they have to find a new place in a new context by familiarizing themselves with new values and customs, while making sure they meet the requirements their studies ask of them. Writing…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Foreign Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing Instruction
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Samuels, Robert – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Many recent authors have examined the new role that Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) programs are playing in the rethinking of academic culture and discourse at contemporary universities. In this essay, the author argues that the WAC movement is centered on an understanding of knowledge as being intertextual, interdisciplinary, dialogical,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Postmodernism, Academic Discourse
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Juzwik, Mary M. – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Mary M. Juzwik draws on a grounded study to propose a hybrid theory of classroom genres that builds on Bauman's conceptualization of the "dialogization of genres." This perspective foregrounds Bakhtin's earlier and more literary work, while backgrounding Bakhtin's later, more social scientific perspectives on genre. In particular, Juzwik…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Language Styles, Death, European History
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Wardle, Elizabeth A. – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Drawing on an activity theory analysis, Elizabeth A. Wardle considers whether cross-disciplinary FYC collaborations can help us achieve current FYC goals. Her analysis of learning community linked FYC courses at a large Midwestern university suggests that learning community teachers are faced with as many--if not more--challenges as traditional…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, College Freshmen
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Draper, Timothy Dean – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Timothy Draper's approach to teaching history is that the discipline essentially embodies the best of other humanities and social science disciplines. The processes of remembering, retelling, and reconstructing involve the higher domains of learning. Freed from the bonds of mere memorization of dates, the college history student analyzes,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, College Students, United States History, Terrorism
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Cassuto, Leonard – Across the Disciplines, 2004
The author used to teach a core course at Fordham University called "Language and Knowing." It was during an evening meeting of that class early in 1991 that he first heard that "Operation Desert Storm" had begun-by which he means that the United States and its allies started dropping bombs on Iraq and occupied Kuwait in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, War, Teaching Methods, World Problems
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Katz, Stanley N. – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Like many of us, Stanley Katz will always remember exactly where he was and what he was doing on the morning of 9-11 as we all watched American life as we had known it implode before our eyes. Here, Katz reflects upon his experiences of the day and how difficult it was to know what students were thinking or feeling about the events. He writes that…
Descriptors: Terrorism, United States History, Justice, Universities
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Ruby, Nell – Across the Disciplines, 2004
A week after the 9/11 WTC event, the collage project that Nell Ruby and her class had been working on in a basic design classroom lacked relevance. They had been working from master works, analyzing hue and value relationships, color schemes, shape, and composition. The master works seemed unimportant because of the immense emotional impact of the…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Art Activities, Coping, Creativity
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Anstendig, Linda; Richie, Eugene; Young, Shannon; Mosley, Pauline; Kirschstein, Bette – Across the Disciplines, 2004
This paper reports on the synergisms that developed as the authors' university-wide Writing Enhanced Course (WEC) Program was implemented with their university's new core curriculum. The authors evaluate the Pilot Program model of their WEC Program and suggest the directions they plan to take now that the Program is firmly established within the…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Core Curriculum, College Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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