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Welcome to the WAC Bibliography. The bibliography, developed and presented in collaboration with CompPile, was developed to support teachers across the disciplines who are interested in using writing and speaking in their courses; scholars who are interested in WAC theory and research; and program administrators, designers, and developers who have interests in the latest work in faculty outreach, program design, and assessment.

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Addams, H. L.. (1981). Should the Big 8 teach communication skills. Management Accounting 62.11, 37-40.
Keywords: WAC, workplace, survey, needs-analysis, CPA, certified public accountant, accounting-course
Andrews, J. Douglas; Betty P. Pytlik. (1983). Revision techniques for accountants: Means for more efficient written communication. Issues in Accounting Education, 152-163.
Keywords: WAC, bizcom, accounting-course, revising, efficiency
Bolt-Lee, Cynthia; Sheila D. Foster. (2000). Examination retakes in accounting: Increasing learning by writing after the exam. [fulltext]. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 04.2.
Bolt-Lee and Foster contend that examination retakes are beneficial because they offer students a maximum increase in knowledge and an opportunity to enhance written communication skills in exchange for a minimum increase in grades.
Keywords: WAC, WID, accounting, revising, test-retest, write-to-learn
Borthick, A. Faye; Ronald L. Clark. (1986). The role of productive thinking in affecting student learning with microcomputers in accounting education. Accounting Review 61.1, 143-157.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, computer, critical-thinking, improvement, productive
Coppage, R. E.. (1991). Student motivation from beyond the classroom. Management Accounting 72.11, 65.
Keywords: WAC, bizcom, accounting-course, student-motivation, publishing, writing-contest, assignment
Cottell, Philip G., Jr.. (1991). Classroom research in accounting: Assessing for learning. In Angelo, Thomas A. (Ed.), Classroom research: Early lessons from success; San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc..
Keywords: classroom, research-method, assessment, WAC, accounting
Crosser, Rick; Doug Laufer. (1990). An empirical analysis of student attitudes towards the value of written communication skills. Decision Science Institute Conference Proceedings 20.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, data, student-opinion, write-to-learn, empirical
Cunningham, Billie M.. (1991). The impact of student writing in learning accounting. Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice 15.3, 317-325.
Keywords: write-to-learn, WAC, two-year, Collin County Community College, accounting-course, contrast-group, current-traditional, journal-writing, course-grade, retention, data, student-writing
Deitrick, James W.; Richard H. Tabor. (1987). Improving the writing skills of accounting majors: One school's approach. Journal of Accounting 04, 97-110.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, improvement
deLespinasse, Doris. (1985). Writing letters to clients: Connecting textbook problems and the real world. Journal of Accounting Education 03.1, 197-200.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, letter-writing, academy-workplace, Adrian College, simulation, real-world, textbook, non-textbook
Gabriel, Susan L.; M. L. Hirsch, Jr.. (1992). Critical thinking and communication skills: Integration and implementation issues. Journal of Accounting Education 05, 127-137.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, critical-thinking, response, revising, implementation, integrated
Gelinas, Ulric J. , Jr.; D. V. Rama; Terrance M. Skelton. (1997). Selection of technical communication concepts for integration into an accounting information systems course: A WAC case study. Technical Communication Quarterly 06.4, 381-402.
Keywords: techcom, communications, WAC, accounting, information-science, information-system, integrated
Gingras, Russell T.. (1987). Writing and the certified public accountant. Journal of Accounting Education 05, 127-137.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, CPA, survey, writing-on-the-job, workplace, worker-opinion, data, time-on-task
Gunning, Bruce; Joan D. Gailey. (1994). Incorporating writing into the accounting curriculum. Issues in Writing 07.1, 49-61.
Keywords: WAC, accounting, curriculum
Haviland, Carol Petersen. (1994). Writing-across-the-curriculum discourse community lines: Nature, criteria, and purpose in university classrooms [doctoral thesis]. Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside.
Keywords: WAC, ethnographic, discourse-community, business-college, accounting, finance-course, anthropology, evaluation, criteria, pedagogy
Hirsch, M. L., Jr.; J. D. Collins. (1988). An integrated approach to communication skills in an accounting curriculum. Journal of Accounting Education 06, 15-31.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, curriculum, integrated
Hoff, Katharine T.; David E. Stout. (1990). English collaboration to improve student writing skills: The use of informal journals and the diagnostic reading technique. The Accounting Educators' Journal 02.2, 83-96.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, team-teaching, journal-writing, response, teacher-cooperation, informal, student-writing
Kettering, Ronald C.. (1989). Meeting the needs of the accounting profession: Requiring more student writing. Journal of Education for Business 65.2, 64-66.
Keywords: business-school, accounting-course, WAC, Columbus College [Georgia], requirement, assignment, writing-specialist, consultancy, student-writing
Laufer, Doug; Rick Crosser. (1990). The 'writing-across-the-curriculum' concept in accounting and tax courses. Journal of Education for Business 66.2, 83-87.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, tax-course, Weber State College, assignment, pedagogy, data, write-to-learn
May, Gordon S.; C. B. May. (1989). Communication instruction: What is being done to develop the communication skills of accounting students?. Journal of Accounting Education 07, 233-244.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, survey, faculty-opinion, pedagogy, curriculum, data
May, Gordon S.; Claire Arevalo. (1983). Integrating effective writing skills in the accounting curriculum. Journal of Accounting Education 01.1, 119-126.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, syllabus, sequence, consultancy, integrated
McCleary, Bill. (1997). Changes in accounting education include increased use of writing tasks. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 404 656.
Keywords: University of Illinois, accounting department, program, WAC, collaborative, write-to-learn, case-method, Project Discovery, Rama Ramamurthy, teaching-assistant
Mohrweis, Lawrence C.. (1991). The impact of writing assignments on accounting students' writing skills. Journal of Accounting Education 09.2, 309-325.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, gain, data
Orem, E. E.; J. O. Burns. (1988). The problems and challenges of teaching accounting students to communicate. Georgia Journal of Accounting, 9-24.
Keywords: accounting-course, WAC
Peek, George S. ; Tony Eubanks; Claire May; Patsy Heil. (1989). The efficacy of syntax checkers on the quality of accounting students' writing. [full text]. Computers and Composition 06.3, 47-62.
Keywords: computer-analysis, style-checker, improvement, 'RightWriter', software, contrast-group, data, WAC, accounting-course, pre-post, accuracy, quality
Phillips, Mary Jones; Catherine H. Davis. (1991). Writing requirements in financial accounting courses. Journal of Education for Business (January/February), 144-146.
Keywords: questionnaire, WAC, curriculum, requirement, certification, finance-course, accounting-course, requirement
Rebele, James E.. (1985). An examination of accounting students' perceptions of the importance of communication skills in public accounting. Issues in Accounting Education, 41-50.
Keywords: accounting-course, bizcom, student-opinion, questionnaire, data, WAC
Reinstein, Alan; James P. Trebby. (1997). How accounting educators can help improve their students' writing skills. Journal of Education for Business 73.2, 105-113.
Keywords: accounting-course, business-school, critical-thinking, composing, editing, microtheme, assignment, WAC
Riordan, Diane A.; Michael P. Riordan; Cathy M. Sullivan. (2000). Writing across the accounting curriculum: An experiment. Business Communication Quarterly 63.3, 49-59.
Keywords: bizcom, accounting, writing-across-the-curriculum, WAC, pre-post, program development, assignments, experimentation
Stocks, Kevin D.; Ted D. Stoddard; Max L. Waters. (1992). Writing in the accounting curriculum: Guidelines for professors. Issues in Accounting Education 07.2, 193-204.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, needs-analysis, retraining, assignment, write-to-learn, guidelines
Stout, David E.; Alan R. Sumutka; Donald E. Wygal. (1991). Experiential evidence on the use of writing assignments in upper-level accounting courses. Advances in Accounting 09, 125-141.
Keywords: accounting-course, business-course, WAC, write-to-learn, contrast-group, gain, contextual, night-course, assignment, data, experiential
Stout, David E.; Donald E.Wygal; Katharine T. Hoff. (1990). Writing across the disciplines: Applications to the accounting classroom. Business Communication Quarterly 53:4, 10-16.
Keywords: bizcom, WAC, accounting, applied
Venable, Carol F.; Gretchen N. Vik. (1998). Computer-supported collaboration in an accounting class. In Reiss, Donna; Dickie Selfe; Art Young (Eds.), Electronic communication across the curriculum; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 416 561].
Keywords: computer, WAC, San Diego State University, accounting-course, collaboration, internet, internet, research, assignment, student-teamwork
Watt, Stephen. (1988). A writing-intensive course in Basic Accounting II. In Killingsworth, Jimmie; Donald H. Cunningham; Laurie L. Jones (Eds.); Texas Tech University; Designing writing assignments for vocational-technical courses: A guide for teachers in the two-year college and technical institute; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 298 331.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, writing-intensive, syllabus
Wygal, Donald E.; David E. Stout. (1989). Incorporating writing techniques in the accounting classroom: Experience in financial, managerial, and cost courses. Journal of Accounting Education 07, 245-252.
Keywords: WAC, accounting-course, freewriting, learning-log, letter-writing, peer-evaluation, finance, management, cost