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Hendrickson, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Institutions of postsecondary education, and the field of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines (WAC/WID) in particular, need to do more to trouble learning paradigms that employ writing only in service to particular disciplines, only in traditional learning environments, and only in particular languages, or in service to an overly…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Student Organizations, Engineering Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Elder, Cristyn L.; Champine, Karen – Across the Disciplines, 2016
The body of literature on a Writing-to-Learn (WTL) approach in math courses offers up a variety of assignment types from which to choose. However, few of these articles provide empirical evidence on the ways these writing assignments contribute to students' learning. This mixed-methods study, conducted at the University of New Mexico, a…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Assignments, Evidence
Simpson, Steve; Clemens, Rebecca; Killingsworth, Drea Rae; Ford, Julie Dyke – Across the Disciplines, 2015
A flurry of recent research in writing studies has addressed the need for more systematic approaches to graduate-level writing support, though more research is needed into more organic models that account for graduate students' specific needs and that build infrastructure for writing support within university departments. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, STEM Education, Earth Science, Engineering Education