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Zamin, Nadia Francine – Across the Disciplines, 2019
Responding to the call for the contemplative teaching of writing initiated by O'Reilley (1993) and extended by Kirsch (2008; 2009), Kroll (2013), Kroll (2008), Wenger (2015), and Harrison (2012), among others, this article explores the theoretical considerations, practical components, challenges, and adaptability involved in teaching a…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Egege, Sandra; Vered, Karen Orr – Across the Disciplines, 2019
It is commonly accepted in the academy that developing a critical thinking capacity and related capabilities will make students more effective thinkers and writers, and that these are desirable traits for graduates to have no matter what path they take after graduation. While most academics agree that critical thinking is an essential component of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inquiry
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Johnson, Andrew – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This paper considers the relevance and application of Writing About Writing (WAW) (Downs & Wardle, 2007; Wardle, 2009) and Threshold Concepts of Writing (TCW) (Adler-Kassner & Wardle, 2015) in the Australian higher education context. These approaches to literacy and writing curriculum development have been developed in the United States…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Writing Instruction, Academic Language, College Credits
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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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Carillo, Ellen C. – Across the Disciplines, 2016
This essay argues that what might otherwise be considered "plagiarism" in student writing is a symptom of the difficulties students encounter in their reading and writing, moments in which students' inabilities to critically assess, read, and respond to sources through the act of writing come to the surface. Expanding the context within…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Reading Writing Relationship
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Bohr, Dennis J.; Rhoades, Georgia – Across the Disciplines, 2014
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian State University, founded in 2008, supports faculty instruction in a vertical writing curriculum which requires two courses in Composition and two in the disciplines, ensuring that students take a dedicated writing course in each year of undergraduate education. To address the challenges of…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Glossaries, Writing Instruction
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Jamieson, Sandra – Across the Disciplines, 2013
A comparison of published statements about the source-use skills of sophomores in the 1990s and those revealed by the more recent Citation Project study of researched writing suggests that many of the assumptions driving pedagogy, policy, and curricula need to be revised and that faculty working across the disciplines should work with students on…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Information Sources, Reading Skills, Citations (References)
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Rhodes, Lynne A. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Students who demonstrate perennial difficulties with researched writing typically have poor reading skills. Those who do not improve significantly as readers and writers in first year composition, if they do not drop out, often struggle throughout college. Even when students are given explicit and enhanced instruction in reading and adjustments…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, Academic Discourse
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Gogan, Brian – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Recent considerations of threshold concepts in the rhetoric and writing studies discipline fail to consider the role that reading plays in the learning of student writers. This article reports results from a three-part, two-year, empirical study of seventy-five learners enrolled across four sections of a writing-intensive course. The course…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Writing Relationship, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Pearlman, Steven J. – Across the Disciplines, 2013
Examining deficits in the development of adolescent literacy, this article explores conceptions of literacy not as a "simple" exercise that merely requires layperson understandings of words, but rather, as research shows, as a deeper action that requires disciplinary knowledge and standing. Vygotsky's distinction between tool users vs.…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Reading Skills, Writing Evaluation, Interaction
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Stout, Roland P. – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Starting from the premise that good writing requires sound thinking, this paper presents a workable process for developing and using writing assignments as thinking and learning tools within a historical and philosophical context. Though presented from the perspective of a chemist, this process is actually general in nature and links writing…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Content Area Writing, College Students, College Science
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Driscoll, Dana Lynn – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Transfer, or how much knowledge from one context is used or adapted in new contexts, is a longstanding issue for researchers and teachers of writing in a variety of disciplines. Transfer is of particular concern when examining how effective first-year writing is in preparing students with a foundation for their disciplinary coursework. This…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Student Attitudes, College Freshmen
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Lindsey, Peggy; Crusan, Deborah – Across the Disciplines, 2011
Earlier research on assessment suggests that even when Native English Speaker (NSE) and Non-Native English Speaker (NNES) writers make similar errors, faculty tend to assess the NNES writers more harshly. Studies indicate that evaluators may be particularly severe when grading NNES writers holistically. In an effort to provide more recent data on…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, English (Second Language), English, Writing (Composition)
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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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Jordan, Jay; Kedrowicz, April – Across the Disciplines, 2011
International graduate students often face significant challenges with academic writing. These challenges create uncertainty about faculty members' roles as teachers of discipline-specific writing, especially in relation to the roles of writing specialists in other academic units. This qualitative case study explored faculty members' attitudes…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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