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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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Martinez, Aja Y. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
he critical race counterstory in this essay takes on the form of allegory to raise awareness about Arizona's anti-immigrant/Mexican climate, and pays particular attention to legislation targeted at Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies (also RAZA studies) program.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Ethnic Studies, State Legislation
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Fredrica L. Stoller; Jones, James K.; Costanza-Robinson, Molly S.; Robinson, Marin S. – Across the Disciplines, 2005
This article describes steps taken to demystify the writing of chemistry as part of the development of a junior level writing course for chemistry majors at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Although the course is offered by the chemistry department, its conception, development, implementation, and assessment have been the result of an…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Majors (Students), College Science, Content Area Writing
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Merrill, Yvonne – Across the Disciplines, 2004
Both curricular reformers and writing specialists believe a connection exists between critical thinking and writing, however two obstacles have prevented any conclusion from emerging. One is that there is no established shared understanding of what "critical thinking" means. The other is that no one knows how to measure it, even though…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, General Education, Critical Thinking, Pilot Projects