In this collection, editor Anne Ruggles Gere offers a response to Arthur N. Applebee's call for "more situations in which writing can serve as a tool for learning rather than as a means to display acquired knowledge" (1982). Gere brings together teacher-authors from a wide variety of disciplines to detail how they have successfully used writing activities to improve their students' comprehension—without creating significant grading burdens for themselves.
Publication Information: Gere, Anne Ruggles (Ed.). (2012). Roots in the Sawdust: Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines. WAC Clearinghouse Landmark Publications in Writing Studies: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/sawdust/. Originally Published in Print, 1985, by National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Illinois.
Publication Date: July 12, 2012
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Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University
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Table of Contents
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Front Matter and Table of Contents
Introduction, Anne Ruggles Gere
Chapter 1. Writing to Learn: The Nurse Log Classroom, Steve Pearse
Chapter 2. Writing for Art Appreciation, Priscilla Zimmerman
Chapter 3. Writing to Learn German, Deborah Peterson
Chapter 4. Writing to Learn Social Studies, Bruce Beaman
Chapter 5. Teaching Special Education History Using Writing-to-Learn Strategies, Ray Marik
Chapter 6. Writing to Learn Science, Patricia Johnston
Chapter 7. Writing in Math Class, Don Schmidt
Chapter 8. Writing to Learn Philosophy, Jessie Yoshida
Chapter 9. Writing to Learn History, Tom Watson
Chapter 10. Better Writers, Better Thinkers, Stephen Arkle
Chapter 11. Writing to Learn Means Learning to Think, Syrene Forsman
Chapter 12. Thirty Aides in Every Classroom, Janet K. West
Chapter 13. The Course Journal, Pat Juell
Chapter 14. An Impartial Observer's View of Write-to-Learn Classes, Barbara Bronson
Chapter 15. Writing and Learning: What the Students Say, Ralph S. Stevens III
Glossary, Anne Ruggles Gere
Bibliography, Linda J. Clifton
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