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Three Models of Instruction. A Brief Guide for Faculty. Law, Joe and Christina Murphy. Past, Present, and Future. Getting Started and Gaining Momentum.
The Second Stage, and Beyond. The Path to Least Resistance.
A Brief Overview and Bibliography. Fostering New Collaborations in Literacy. The Interdependent Approach to Interdisciplinary Writing. The Experience of a Faculty Seminar. Taking Writing Across the Disciplines.
Language Across the Curriculum and Mass Education, Some Lessons from the Past.
Toward a Social Interpretation. Problems with Rhetoric and Reform in the Disciplines.
The Perils of Reintroducing Rhetoric. The State of the Art. An Assessment Case Study.
Writing Centers after the Mirror Stage. A Program for Cross- Disciplinary Cooperation. Discusses theoretical warrants for writing as a unique mode of learning as this idea is connected to WAC: Then reviews 36 research studies of writing to learn, finding mixed results of writing on retention and understanding of the written-about material later.
This article summarizes a research project conducted by Susan Miller and 5 of her writing students to determine the relationship between how learning is defined in "college writing" and how learning occurs in other introductory level courses.
The most useful concept that the students applied from the writing course was the audience-centered approach. Most found that learning a teacher's expectations and values improved student performance. In addition, they suggest teaching notetaking skills.
Their findings also showed that most students learn independently in other courses, as opposed to the interactive format of the writing class. Refers to and summarizes Bazerman's article. Then relates those findings to what student writers need to know in writing in discplines: Students also need to see how writing in a discipline reflects thinking in that discipline; how writing is problem solving; how controlling one's own writing process relates to the kind of writing one produces.
Describes types of assignments that can be used in a variety of disciplines.Writing Across the Curriculum. The best way to teach is the way that makes sense to you, your kids, and to use the same system for assessing writing in your classes that Language Arts teachers use in theirs.
In the next millennium, writing will be the cen- by a more standardized and research-proven approach.
Why Write Across the Curriculum? In , Brian Huot and Kathleen Blake Yancey published their co-edited volume Assessing Writing across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches and Practices.
In this volume, contributors explored various ways of assessing WAC programs, moving theoretically, ethnographically, administratively, and rhetorically to document the efficacy of such programs.
Assessment in Writing Across the Curriculum in which reaction to student writing is taken up. Some research and scholarship is focused on response to student writing; that is, how teach-ers, tutors, and peers respond, either verbally or in writing, to texts Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches and Prac-.
Noting that the term "assessment" sounds formal and institutional and frequently generates fear and anxiety, this book presents 14 essays that demonstrate that assessment can help students, teachers, and administrators in writing across the curriculum (WAC) programs learn about what they are doing well and about how they might do better.
Student writing can be evaluated on five product factors: fluency, content, conventions, syntax, and vocabulary. Writing samples also should be assessed across a variety of purposes for writing to give a complete picture of a student's writing performance across different text structures and genres.
While Assessing Writing frequently publishes articles about the assessment of writing in the fields of composition, writing across the curriculum, and TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages), it welcomes articles about the assessment of writing in professional and academic areas outside these fields.