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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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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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Thomas, Susan – Across the Disciplines, 2019
While a national agenda seeks to make Australian higher education more inclusive for an increasingly diverse student population, the contribution that writing instruction can make to achieving these goals has been overlooked. This article outlines the rationale, development, and growth of the Writing Hub at the University of Sydney to advocate for…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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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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Gallagher, Mary; Galindo, Claudia; Shin, Sarah J. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This study examines the writing-related attitudes of L1 and L2 students who receive individual discipline-based writing help from Writing Fellows. It investigates changes in the students' attitudes toward writing through a survey administered at the beginning and end of the semester in which the students worked with their Writing Fellows.…
Descriptors: Writing Attitudes, English (Second Language), Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Thaiss, Chris; Moloney, Kara; Chaozon-Bauer, Pearl – Across the Disciplines, 2016
First-Year Seminars (FYS) are among the high-impact practices described by AAC&U. We studied the long-standing First-Year Seminar Program at our public research university for the ways in which writing assignments--individualized for each seminar--help faculty and students achieve program objectives in critical and analytical thinking, the…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Writing (Composition), State Universities
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Barron, Nancy Guera; Gruber, Sibylle; Pfannenstiel, Amber Nicole – Across the Disciplines, 2016
In this article, we show how discussions of creating high-impact learning experiences led to the Undergraduate Videogame Symposium, a public venue where students from all disciplines presented their disciplinary learning to a non-disciplinary audience. After providing an introduction to the learning principles emphasized by the Interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Participant Observation, Undergraduate Students
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Burdette, Rebecca; Galeucia, Annemarie; Liggett, Sarah; Thompson, Melissa – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This article provides background on Louisiana State University's Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) program and details the history and logistics of its experiential learning and community outreach event--TEDxLSU. In particular, the authors provide details on the Student Creative Communications Team (SCCT) which conceptualizes, plans, and…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Mentors, Communication (Thought Transfer), Online Surveys
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Voss, Julia – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Writing studies has considered college students' literacy development as a chronological progression and as influenced by their off-campus connections to various cultural and professional communities. This project considers students' literacy development across disciplines and university activity systems in which they're simultaneously involved to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Communities of Practice, Educational Practices
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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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Bromley, Pam; Northway, Kara; Schonberg, Eliana – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Taking a dispositional view of transfer and applying Joanne Lobato's "actor-oriented transfer perspective," we analyze student perceptions of writing center visits at three very different institutions. We find that, as a nonevaluative space where university students can develop metacognitive awareness across disciplines and over time,…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Transfer of Training, Writing Instruction, Laboratories
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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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Busl, Gretchen; Donnelly, Kara Lee; Capdevielle, Matthew – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In the past ten years, an increasing number of universities have begun organizing writing "camps," or full-week immersion experiences, in an effort to address the increased need to support graduate student writing. Outside of anecdotes and testimonials, we have previously had very little data about these camps' success. This study,…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Graduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Kurtyka, Faith – Across the Disciplines, 2015
This article examines the composing practices of two members of a social sorority who use visual images on the media of Tumblr and YouTube to teach potential new members about the kind of sorority experience they will have. From interviews with these composers and analyses of the artifacts they create, I distill three composing principles used to…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Student Experience, Visual Aids, Training Methods
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