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Young, Justin A.; Potter, Charlie R. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Using a mixed methodology study, this article explores the influence of academic language comprehension on reading, writing, and academic performance at a regional comprehensive institution. We completed a comprehensive survey of 150 students in ENGL 101 and 201, asking questions about academic reading strategies and important disciplinary…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Phenomenology, Coding, Academic Achievement
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Anson, Chris M.; Dannels, Deanna – Across the Disciplines, 2009
Implementation of communication-across-the-curriculum initiatives has outpaced their systematic assessment, leaving many stakeholders wondering whether faculty and students are benefiting from the emphasis on writing, speaking, and other communicative media in discipline-based courses and curricula. Increasing interest in assessment, however, has…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Communication Skills, Program Implementation, Interdisciplinary Approach