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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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Percy, Alisa – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This paper engages with the central theme of this special issue, "From the Margins to the Centre," as a particular kind of narrative that occupies the imagination of literacy educators in the academy, particularly those who are located in the "centre," but whose experience ironically finds them "pinned to the margins"…
Descriptors: Reflection, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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Gerrard, Hannah – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This article offers an overview of a first-year writing course in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tu Kupu: Writing and Inquiry, which forms part of a core Bachelor of Arts (BA) curriculum with "citizenship" as a key theme. I situate the course in the context of the tertiary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the social and political contexts for…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Inquiry
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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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Zamin, Nadia Francine – Across the Disciplines, 2019
Responding to the call for the contemplative teaching of writing initiated by O'Reilley (1993) and extended by Kirsch (2008; 2009), Kroll (2013), Kroll (2008), Wenger (2015), and Harrison (2012), among others, this article explores the theoretical considerations, practical components, challenges, and adaptability involved in teaching a…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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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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Kinane, Karolyn – Across the Disciplines, 2019
Contemplative pedagogy is part of the larger emerging field of Contemplative Studies. Louis Komjathy (2018) has observed three characteristics shared by various aspects of Contemplative Studies: practice commitment, critical subjectivity, and character development. This paper uses these three characteristics to describe and define a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, Perception, Writing Instruction
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Chaterdon, Kate – Across the Disciplines, 2019
According to a growing body of research, fostering a metacognitive awareness of the writing process is integral to the development of strong writers. Writing scholars (e.g., Driscoll & Wells, 2012; Yancey, Robertson, & Taczac, 2014; Gorzelsky, Driscoll, Pazcek, Jones, & Hayes, 2017) suggest that developing this awareness can improve…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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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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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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