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Nicholes, Justin – Across the Disciplines, 2019
Framed by future-selves motivational theory, the present study explored intersections of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) students' evaluations of everyday and disciplinary quantitative literacy (QL) and how students imagined their STEM-related, future career selves. A quantitative design using data setappropriate Spearman's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Career Choice, College Students
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Ives, Lindsey; Gokhale, Jayendra S.; Barott, William C.; Perez, Michael V. – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This article evaluates the use of biweekly deadlines called "Sprints" to scaffold the development of conference papers in graduate-level courses in econometric modeling and electrical engineering through analysis of faculty assessment reports, observation notes, and transcripts of two audio-recorded class sessions. Data were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Conference Papers
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Croft, James; Benjamin, Michael; Conn, Phyllis; Serafin, Joseph M.; Wiseheart, Rebecca – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This study examines student perceptions about (i) whether writing in undergraduate disciplines contributes to the development of student pre-professional identity (PPI) and (ii) how writing in such disciplines affects PPI relative to other classroom activities. The study was conducted at St. John's University in New York, which has a very diverse…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Content Area Writing, Writing (Composition), Self Concept
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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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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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Driscoll, Dana Lynn; Jin, Daewoo – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article draws upon Bergmann and Zepernick's (2007) metaphor of the box under the bed to investigate the relationship between students' epistemologies and their learning transfer in diverse contexts over undergraduate years. We present a systemic analysis of 13 students' interviews and writing samples over a five-year period, through which we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Epistemology
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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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Sharma, Ghanashyam – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Given that STEM professionals must regularly engage in transnational and cross-cultural communication, learning to write in their academic disciplines and professions means learning to navigate World Englishes, employ diverse sociolinguistic and rhetorical resources, and negotiate meaning across linguistic and sociocultural borders. Analyzing…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Writing Instruction, STEM Education, Intercultural Communication
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Ihara, Rachel; Del Principe, Ann – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This study illuminates faculty beliefs about reading by closely examining their attitudes toward assigned readings and faculty professional reading practice. Drawing upon interview data from instructors teaching in a range of disciplines at a two-year college, we suggest that conversations about reading would benefit from greater awareness of the…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
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Gentil, Guillaume – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Linguistic and cultural diversity is a common feature of Canadian and U.S. postsecondary demographics, yet Canada's official bilingualism has created unique demands and opportunities for bilingual WAC/WID development and instruction. This article first situates bi- and multilingual WID needs and practices in Canadian academia within the country's…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Bilingual Education, Translation, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Gere, Anne Ruggles; Knutson, Anna V.; McCarty, Ryan – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Drawing on three cases from a larger (N=169) longitudinal study of student writing development, this article shows how STEM students "rewrote" disciplines to suit their writerly purposes as they moved through their undergraduate years. Students made it clear that the institutional dimensions of disciplines, visible in administrative…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Undergraduate Students
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Mao, LuMing – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Difference or facts of nonusage present a challenge to teacher-scholars of writing and rhetoric in WAC/WID and beyond. How can they appropriately engage different language and rhetorical practices in the classroom and relations of power asymmetry in discursive engagements? How can they effectively address issues of disciplinarity and challenge…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Writing Across the Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Content Area Writing
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Donahue, Christiane – Across the Disciplines, 2018
What is the relationship, in US writing studies, between scholarship about writing and scholarship about language? What should it be? "Language" and "linguistics" in general have been othered; "internationalization" or "mondialisation" might serve as catalyst for exchange and collaboration and making…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, International Education, Language Variation
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