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Rhodes, Lynne A. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Students who demonstrate perennial difficulties with researched writing typically have poor reading skills. Those who do not improve significantly as readers and writers in first year composition, if they do not drop out, often struggle throughout college. Even when students are given explicit and enhanced instruction in reading and adjustments…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, Academic Discourse
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Thonney, Teresa – Across the Disciplines, 2013
This article describes a study of how students use first person pronouns in papers written for undergraduate courses in multiple disciplines. If prompted, students imitate some of the ways experts use first person to establish their authority; but just as often students use first person pronouns to express uncertainty or to reveal that they have…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Townsend, Martha – Across the Disciplines, 2013
This qualitative case study examines the reading acumen of a cohort of twenty-six senior football players at a Midwestern public research university. Data related to three indices--ACT scores, interview responses, and personal preferences--were collected as part of a larger IRB-approved study aimed at determining the factors that led to the entire…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, College Seniors, Interviews
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Martinez, Aja Y. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
he critical race counterstory in this essay takes on the form of allegory to raise awareness about Arizona's anti-immigrant/Mexican climate, and pays particular attention to legislation targeted at Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies (also RAZA studies) program.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Ethnic Studies, State Legislation
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Gogan, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Recent considerations of threshold concepts in the rhetoric and writing studies discipline fail to consider the role that reading plays in the learning of student writers. This article reports results from a three-part, two-year, empirical study of seventy-five learners enrolled across four sections of a writing-intensive course. The course…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Writing Relationship, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Pearlman, Steven J. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Examining deficits in the development of adolescent literacy, this article explores conceptions of literacy not as a "simple" exercise that merely requires layperson understandings of words, but rather, as research shows, as a deeper action that requires disciplinary knowledge and standing. Vygotsky's distinction between tool users vs.…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Skills, Writing Evaluation, Interaction
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Tarabochia, Sandra – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Interdisciplinary collaboration is a cornerstone of WAC/WID efforts and integral to productive relationships between writing specialists and disciplinary content experts. Such collaboration, however, suffers from welldocumented challenges. In this article, I use textual discourse analysis to build a deeper understanding of the discursive spaces…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach, Writing Across the Curriculum, Correlation
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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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Jensen, Amber – Across the Disciplines, 2012
A pilot program in a public high school positions experienced student writing center tutors to become WAC liaisons who foster writing across the curriculum by raising questions, identifying needs, and providing support to their teachers with the goal of strengthening writing instruction school-wide. This article discusses the background and…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Writing Models, Pilot Projects
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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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Hrenko, Kelly A.; Stairs, Andrea J. – Across the Disciplines, 2012
This research has begun to examine how teachers in Maine meaningfully infuse art and Native American epistemologies through visual arts and writing across curricula to enhance student learning and engagement. Teachers explored a perceived new space of pedagogical possibility within visual arts and American Indian curricula as cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Teaching, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts
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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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Lillge, Danielle – Across the Disciplines, 2012
Widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the United States has resulted in an unprecedented set of national secondary school writing standards that shift responsibility for writing instruction across content areas. As secondary school teachers grapple with these new demands, this article proposes that WAC can serve as a key…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Writing Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Cox, Michelle; Gimbel, Phyllis – Across the Disciplines, 2012
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) create new common ground for high school-college collaborations through emphasis on expository writing in English language arts (ELA) and writing in content areas across the curriculum. This article, written collaboratively by a composition-rhetoric scholar and a secondary education leadership scholar who…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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