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Baird, Neil; Dilger, Bradley – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Writing transfer scholarship is more systematically investigating the influence of dispositions, which are internal qualities that influence how individuals react to learning contexts. In this article, we consider dispositions in science laboratories, which are important contexts for WAC/WID instruction, especially at institutions where these…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Transfer of Training, College Students
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Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Jin, Daewoo – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article draws upon Bergmann and Zepernick's (2007) metaphor of the box under the bed to investigate the relationship between students' epistemologies and their learning transfer in diverse contexts over undergraduate years. We present a systemic analysis of 13 students' interviews and writing samples over a five-year period, through which we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Epistemology
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Fife, Jane – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Effectively constructing a confident authorial stance and framing one's argument in the context of the ongoing scholarly conversation are important skills for writers to acquire as they gain expertise writing in an academic discipline. Construction of an effective authorial stance is complicated by conventions of avoiding first-person pronouns in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English for Academic Purposes, Writing Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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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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Feuerherm, Emily; Blumner, Jacob – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are experiencing tremendous growth of international students. This essay serves as a case study of how an institution is addressing its growth from a handful of international students to nearly 10% of its total student population in a decade. The authors describe writing instruction and the lack…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, Foreign Students, College Students
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Sharma, Ghanashyam – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Given that STEM professionals must regularly engage in transnational and cross-cultural communication, learning to write in their academic disciplines and professions means learning to navigate World Englishes, employ diverse sociolinguistic and rhetorical resources, and negotiate meaning across linguistic and sociocultural borders. Analyzing…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, STEM Education, Intercultural Communication
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Ihara, Rachel; Del Principe, Ann – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This study illuminates faculty beliefs about reading by closely examining their attitudes toward assigned readings and faculty professional reading practice. Drawing upon interview data from instructors teaching in a range of disciplines at a two-year college, we suggest that conversations about reading would benefit from greater awareness of the…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
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Kinkead, Joyce – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article describes an assessment project that analyzed syllabi approved for a communication intensive (CI) requirement in a general education program. As such, it is a first step in a more comprehensive assessment. The article suggests that it is important to ensure that inputs are evaluated prior to an evaluation of outcomes. The assessment…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Student Research, Undergraduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Cavazos, Alyssa G.; Hebbard, Marcela; Hernández, José E.; Rodriguez, Crystal; Schwarz, Geoffrey – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Considering the need for writing and language programs to develop translingual and transdisciplinary pedagogies for teacher development at the graduate level (Canagarajah, 2016; Williams & Rodrigue, 2016), the authors examine the design of a multilingual pedagogy professional development series for first-year Spanish and Writing teaching…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Gentil, Guillaume – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Linguistic and cultural diversity is a common feature of Canadian and U.S. postsecondary demographics, yet Canada's official bilingualism has created unique demands and opportunities for bilingual WAC/WID development and instruction. This article first situates bi- and multilingual WID needs and practices in Canadian academia within the country's…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, Translation, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Hartse, Joel Heng; Lockett, Michael; Ortabasi, Melek – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article gives an account of creating and delivering a (trans)disciplinary writing-intensive course focused on translation and translingual writing. The course, offered in a comparative literature program at a Canadian university, was co-created by an applied linguist, a literature professor, and a curriculum theorist, and was inspired in part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Translation, Bilingual Education
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Hendricks, C. C. – Across the Disciplines, 2018
In moves to fortify the discipline and articulate its value, does writing studies risk perpetuating narrow views of disciplinarity and academic writing? Drawing from an analysis of the intersections between WAC/WID [Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines] and transfer scholarship in popular rhetoric and composition journals, I…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Knutson, Anna V.; McCarty, Ryan – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Drawing on three cases from a larger (N=169) longitudinal study of student writing development, this article shows how STEM students "rewrote" disciplines to suit their writerly purposes as they moved through their undergraduate years. Students made it clear that the institutional dimensions of disciplines, visible in administrative…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students
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Hall, Jonathan – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article applies the perspective of "boundary work," an approach originating in science studies, to relations between the disciplines of Second Language Writing (SLW) and rhetoric and composition (R&C), especially to controversies surrounding the concept of translingualism. Boundaries both separate and connect, a dual potential…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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Mao, LuMing – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Difference or facts of nonusage present a challenge to teacher-scholars of writing and rhetoric in WAC/WID and beyond. How can they appropriately engage different language and rhetorical practices in the classroom and relations of power asymmetry in discursive engagements? How can they effectively address issues of disciplinarity and challenge…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing Across the Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Content Area Writing
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