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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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Cavazos, Alyssa G.; Hebbard, Marcela; Hernández, José E.; Rodriguez, Crystal; Schwarz, Geoffrey – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Considering the need for writing and language programs to develop translingual and transdisciplinary pedagogies for teacher development at the graduate level (Canagarajah, 2016; Williams & Rodrigue, 2016), the authors examine the design of a multilingual pedagogy professional development series for first-year Spanish and Writing teaching…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Across the Curriculum, Faculty Development
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Hall, Jonathan – Across the Disciplines, 2018
This article applies the perspective of "boundary work," an approach originating in science studies, to relations between the disciplines of Second Language Writing (SLW) and rhetoric and composition (R&C), especially to controversies surrounding the concept of translingualism. Boundaries both separate and connect, a dual potential…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
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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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Horner, Bruce – Across the Disciplines, 2018
Dominant narratives of disciplinarity that WAC/WID confronts conflate disciplines with departments and material institutional structures, such as departments and professional organizations--what is here called "departmentality." The relative autonomy of disciplinarity from departmentality means that challenges to foundational concepts of…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Departments, Misconceptions
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Boettger, Ryan K. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Understanding the linguistic and rhetorical patterns of an academic discipline strengthens students' abilities to write in professional settings. Data-driven learning and corpus-linguistic methods can increase this understanding and should be considered valuable contributors to any writing curriculum. In this paper, I present a case history on…
Descriptors: Editing, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Case Studies
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Douglas, Jennifer – Across the Disciplines, 2015
Graduate students face a fundamental change in identity when transitioning from undergraduate writers to graduate writers. In their new role as graduate writers and researchers, they must move from consuming knowledge to producing knowledge through their writing. Often, they must learn new genres of writing, new disciplinary conventions, and new…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Graduate Students, Authors, Rhetoric
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Poe, Mya – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Although faculty across the curriculum are often faced with issues of racial identity in the teaching of writing, WAC has offered little support for addressing race in assignment design, classroom interactions, and assessment. Through examples from teaching workshops, I offer specific ways that we can engage discussions about teaching writing and…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Race, Teacher Workshops
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Freedman, Leora – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A reading-writing initiative began in 2011-12 at the University of Toronto as a partnership between an East Asian Studies (EAS) department and an English Language Learning (ELL) Program. In this institution, students are expected to enter into scholarly discussions in their first year essays, yet many (both native English speakers and non-native…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, English (Second Language)
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Cox, Michelle – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Written by a WAC program director and second language writing studies scholar, this article raises questions about how second language writers are faring in WAC programs and the extent to which the fields of second language writing and WAC are informed by each other's scholarship. In this article, Cox draws from her review of 26 journal articles…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Second Language Learning, Program Administration, Journal Articles
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Hall, Jonathan; Navarro, Nela – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This article is a collaboration between WAC/WID and second language acquisition (SLA) specialists. It examines alternate disciplinary notions of the place of writing among other skills and adapts concepts from SLA theory and pedagogy with the goal of providing new interdisciplinary options for WAC/WID research and classroom practice.
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Second Language Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lancaster, Zak – Across the Disciplines, 2011
This article offers a linguistic analysis of interpersonal stancetaking in four argumentative term papers written in an upper-level undergraduate course in economics. Two of the papers were written by English L2 writers who experienced particular difficulty with the assignment and two by English L1 writers who received the highest grades among the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Language, Writing Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Patton, Martha Davis – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Given complaints about preparation of international students for their writing-intensive courses, a director of first-year writing and an undergraduate researcher at a Midwestern research university conducted a needs assessment based on Kaufman's model. Instruments used included a survey, interviews, and analysis of commentary on sample papers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Students, Models, Interviews
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