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Fodrey, Crystal N.; Mikovits, Meg – Across the Disciplines, 2020
This article addresses why and how to support faculty working with student writers on multimodal projects at all levels across the disciplines. The authors argue that faculty need support in the design, implementation, and assessment of multimodal projects so that students are better positioned to transfer writing knowledge and (multimodal)…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Student Projects, Writing Across the Curriculum, Workshops
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Bushnell, Cameron – Across the Disciplines, 2020
This essay argues that international teaching assistants (ITAs) bring to their writing and teaching of writing a perspective shaped by translation. They occupy intercultural spaces that make them acutely sensitive to complexities of language, and by extension, to the struggle to write well. Their struggle to write across languages and cultures can…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Translation
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Basgier, Christopher; Simpson, Amber – Across the Disciplines, 2020
A growing body of scholarship in writing studies has started exploring threshold concepts for writing, providing a synoptic view of the transformations students undergo as they learn about writing. However, the field has not yet undertaken a systematic investigation of threshold concepts for the teaching of writing. A distinction between threshold…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, College Faculty, Fundamental Concepts, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Zimmerman, Erin – Across the Disciplines, 2020
This article shares results from a qualitative research project that examines the similarities and differences in how composition textbooks and science-writing textbooks address visual communication topics. This research has two goals. First, it seeks to better understand how visual communication is practiced and valued in the composition and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Ives, Lindsey; Gokhale, Jayendra S.; Barott, William C.; Perez, Michael V. – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This article evaluates the use of biweekly deadlines called "Sprints" to scaffold the development of conference papers in graduate-level courses in econometric modeling and electrical engineering through analysis of faculty assessment reports, observation notes, and transcripts of two audio-recorded class sessions. Data were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Conference Papers
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Egege, Sandra; Vered, Karen Orr – Across the Disciplines, 2019
It is commonly accepted in the academy that developing a critical thinking capacity and related capabilities will make students more effective thinkers and writers, and that these are desirable traits for graduates to have no matter what path they take after graduation. While most academics agree that critical thinking is an essential component of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inquiry
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Johnson, Andrew – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This paper considers the relevance and application of Writing About Writing (WAW) (Downs & Wardle, 2007; Wardle, 2009) and Threshold Concepts of Writing (TCW) (Adler-Kassner & Wardle, 2015) in the Australian higher education context. These approaches to literacy and writing curriculum development have been developed in the United States…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction, Academic Language, College Credits
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Thomas, Susan – Across the Disciplines, 2019
While a national agenda seeks to make Australian higher education more inclusive for an increasingly diverse student population, the contribution that writing instruction can make to achieving these goals has been overlooked. This article outlines the rationale, development, and growth of the Writing Hub at the University of Sydney to advocate for…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Stavenhagen, W. Kurt; Dougherty, Timothy R. – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This essay claims that contemplative classroom practices can cultivate "kairotic" composure, which is an attunement to the dual aspects of the rhetorical concept of "Kairos"--a sense of timelessness or deep presence, and a sense for saying or writing the right word in the right moment. While theorists of contemplative writing…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
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Cox, Michelle; Galin, Jeffrey R. – Across the Disciplines, 2019
"Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing Writing Across the Curriculum Programs" (Cox, Galin, & Melzer, 2018a) lays out a systematic whole systems approach to program development that draws on complexity theories and integrates the use of sustainability indicators (SIs) for monitoring and assessing…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Sustainability, Holistic Approach, Program Development
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Kramer, Tereza Joy; Zeccardi, Joe; Concepcion, Rebecca; Emhoff, Chi-An; Miller, Steve; Posell, Krista Varela – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This study reports on a quantitative assessment of enhancements to a Writing in the Disciplines course in Kinesiology. The assessment coded student writing produced in semesters before and after a Kinesiology course was enhanced with both iterated peer review groups and writing-process scaffolding. These enhancements were developed through a…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, STEM Education, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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