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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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Palmquist, Mike; Childers, Pam; Maimon, Elaine; Mullin, Joan; Rice, Rich; Russell, Alisa; Russell, David R. – Across the Disciplines, 2020
On the 50th anniversary of the start of the writing across the curriculum movement, the authors explore the historical foundations of the movement, consider key developments that have occurred since its emergence as one of the most enduring and successful education reform movements in North America, and reflect on potential directions for future…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Leon, Adele – Across the Disciplines, 2020
Studies examining writing as a High-Impact Education Practice (HIP) have focused primarily on writing in terms of major project assignments, thus directing attention away from the promising high impacts that low-stakes writing (LSW) assignments have on student learning. This study piloted assigning LSW in two MBA classes to test the extent to…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Writing Assignments, College Faculty
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Rabbi, Shakil – Across the Disciplines, 2020
Research on written communication shows that rhetorical knowledge is a key domain of disciplinary writing expertise (Gere et. al. 2019). Much of the recent work in this area has focused on the social dimensions of learning this knowledge. This article builds on these conversations with a presentation of two "advanced academic writers"…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Academic Language, Literary Genres, Content Area Writing
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Hoang, Thi Van Yen; Ma, Lai Ping Florence – Across the Disciplines, 2019
Writing for publication in English-medium refereed academic journals can be a challenging task for doctoral students who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). Limited research, however, has been conducted in the Australian context to explore this practice among EAL doctoral students. Adopting a qualitative research approach with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Writing for Publication, English (Second Language)
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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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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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