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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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Anonymous. (1957). Workshop Reports of the 1957 Conference on College Composition and Communication. College Composition and Communication 08.3, 131-196.
Keywords: English-profession, ESL, WPA, testing, comskills, media, gen-ed, articulation, two-year, linguistics, WAC, class-size, population, research, basic, group, teacher-evaluation, reading, nonverbal symbolism, anthropology, classroom, discussion, standards, television, library, term-paper
Baker, Liva. (1978). Pulling it all together in senior seminar. Change 10.1, 20-27.
Keywords: curriculum, senior seminar, undergraduate, WAC, anthropology
Burling, Robbins. (1982). An upper-division writing course. Regional Spotlight: News of Higher Education in the South 14.1.
Keywords: WAC, upper-division, anthropology-course, intensive, syllabus
Dixon, Dwayne. (2017). Imagining the essay as digital assemblage: Collaborative student experiments with writing in scalar. link to full text. Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments, 35-46.
Abstract: This essay describes a digital, collaboratively designed and interconnected series of essays that were the final project for a first-year class in media and anthropology. These essays were composed using a digital, publically accessible, scholarly publishing platform that allows students to experiment architecturally with arguing related ideas through non-linear text. The result is an intricate, flexible pathway of pages. The assignment is informed by, and attempts to experimentally enact, Felix Guattari's concept of the assemblage, emphasizing movement and process of argument and evidence over static, reified trajectories of traditional essay composition. By examining the periphery of their own ideas, students encounter the interpretations of their classmates and discover alternate readings of key themes, which they can then fold into their own writing networks, ultimately creating a textual flow which challenges the singularity of the author and the boundaries of disciplinary thinking.
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
Herrington, Anne J.; Deborah Cadman. (1991). Peer review and revising in an anthropology course: Lessons for learning. College Composition and Communication 42.2, 184-199.
Keywords: WAC, anthropology-course, peer-evaluation, revising
Kadesch, Margot C.; Ellen D. Kolba; Sheila C. Crowell. (1991). Insights into academic writing: Strategies for advanced students [textbook]. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Keywords: WAC, guidelines, social-science-course, write-to-learn, drafting, assignment, philosophy-course, anthropology-course, economics-course, business-course, history-course, literature-course
Lowthian, Carol P.; James R. Mingle; Southern Regional Education Board. (1982). Writing across the curriculum [special issue]. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 254 849. Regional Spotlight: News of Higher Education in the South 14.1.
Focusing on the practical applications of content area writing, and programs using writing assignments in all areas of the college curriculum, this serial issue has three sections. The theme article, "Writing across the Curriculum," discusses the writing across the curriculum movement, and examines ways two colleges have incorporated writing into their general education requirements and their upper level requirements. In this same context, it also describes comprehensive institution-wide programs, faculty development, and some of the problems inherent in implementing such writing programs. A second article, "An Upper-Division Writing Course," by Robbins Burling, describes the background and implementation of an upper-division writing course in anthropology. Thirdly, an interdisciplinary syllabus for a composition course is included in the report. [ERIC]
Keywords: WAC, history, gen-ed, curriculum, requirement, upper-division, program, teacher-growth, implementation, anthropology-course, interdisciplinary, syllabus
Miracle, Andrew W., Jr.. (1981). Teaching urban anthropology: An experiential approach. Urban Anthropology 10.4, 309-317.
Keywords: anthropology-course, urban, WAC, write-to-learn, Jerome Bruner, development, experiential, urban
Mulvaney, Mary Kay. (1994). Interpreting academic apprenticeship: A theoretical synthesis and event analysis of academic enculturation [doctoral thesis]. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago.
Keywords: academic, enculturation, discourse-community, activity-theory, text-analysis, WAC, anthropology, novice-expert, apprentice
Odell, Lee. (1981). How English teachers can help their colleagues teach writing. [fulltext]. fforum: A Newsletter of the English Composition Board, University of Michigan 02.2, 57-59, 94-95.
Keywords: WAC, interdisciplinary, pedagogy, teacher-cooperation, grammar, objective, genre, assignment, sample, anthropology-course, audience, history-course
Ryan, Patrick. (1995). Elements of style and an advanced ESL student: The case of Jun Shan Zhang. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 412 535.
Keywords: ESL, Chinese-English, case-study, acquisition, invention, arrangement, elaboration, wcenter, data, anthropology, major, WAC, style
Sieber, Tim. (2004). Excelling in the critical study of culture: The multilingual-multicultural student advantage. In Zamel, Vivian; Ruth Spack (Ed.), Crossing the curriculum: Multilingual learners in college classrooms; Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Keywords: ESL, WAC, academic, acculturation, teacher-opinion, anthropology-course, multicultural, multilingual
Smith, Douglas Bradley. (1977). Teaching anthropology is a good way to teach writing. College Composition and Communication 28.3, 251-256.
Emphasizes anthropology's approach to communication as analysis of rhetorical intention, technique, rhetorical theory, and rhetorical philosophy. Finds socio psychological perspectives and construction of self in context as central to persuasion. Emphasizes the importance locating writing in cultural and social contexts. Proposes teaching literary models as culturally bound arguments and not models of timeless genius. Identifies time bound character of grammatical and syntactical rules. [Sue Hum]
Keywords: anthropology-course, WAC, communicative, rhetorical, constructivist, self, sociopsychological, cultural, social, contextual
Wagner, Melinda. (1983). Practicing anthropology and 'good' writing. In Writing Across the Curriculum Program (Ed.), Working papers on writing and learning; Radford, VA: Radford University.
Keywords: WAC, anthropology-course, evaluation, criteria