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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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Bateman, David N.. (1975). Corporate communications of advocacy: Practical perspectives and procedures. Journal of Business Communication 13.1, 3-11.
Keywords: business-communication, corporation, advocacy, workforce, public, best-practices, program, guidelines
Carson, John Stanton. (1991). Writing across the business disciplines at Robert Morris College: A case study [doctoral thesis]. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University.
Keywords: WAC, business-communication, disciplinary, Robert Morris College, case-study
Cortese Giuseppina. (2004). Pro-social advocacy on the Web: The case of street children. In Candlin, Christopher; Maurizio Gotti (Eds.), Intercultural aspects of specialized communication; Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.
Keywords: professional-communication, intercultural, business-communication, advocacy, internet, street children, social
Epstein, Molly Hill. (1999). Teaching field-specific writing: Results of a WAC survey. Business Communication Quarterly 62.1, 29-40.
Keywords: business-communication, disciplinary, WAC, survey, data
Forman, Janis. (1993). Business communication and composition: The writing connection and beyond. Journal of Business Communication 30.3, 313-352.
This article considers business communication's current and potential borrowing from composition studies as well as the constraints on such borrowing. It uses a citation analysis and a study of the arguments in business communication articles published in The Journal of Business Communication to identify the current state of composition's impact on research in business writing. After exploring the factors that may impede additional borrowing from composition, it discusses three major areas of composition studies that may profitably influence research in business communication: the historical and theoretical study of composition as a discipline, multicultural and literacy studies, and contemporary critical and social theory. [author's abstract]
Keywords: business-communication, WAC, cross-disciplinary, composition-studies, citation-analysis, discourse-analysis, argumentation, historiography, English-profession, multicultural, literacy-studies, critique, critical social-theory
Garner, R. Michael. (1994). An efficient approach to writing across the curriculum: Microthemes in accounting classes. Journal of Education for Business 69.4, 211-216.
Keywords: WAC, microtheme, summary-writing, inductive, question-posing, assignment, paper-load, response, business-course, efficiency
Gibler, Karen M.. (2000). Applying writing across the curriculum to a real estate investment course. Journal of real estate practice and education 03.1, 41-54.
Keywords: real-estate-course, WAC, exit slip, journal-writing
Harley, Kay. (1991). Contrasts in student and faculty perceptions of student writing ability. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 332 192.
Keywords: teacher-student, evaluation, self-evaluation, conflict, Saginaw Valley State University, WAC, history-course, political-science-course, business-course, philosophy-course, sociology-course, student-opinion, skill-level, decline, data, student-writing
Jackowski, Mick; Laurie Gullion. (1998). Teaching sport management through service-learning: An undergraduate case study. Quest 50.3, 251-265.
Keywords: sports-management-course, service-learning, outreach, organizational, workplace, learning-log, oral-presentation, memorandum-writing, product-review, interviewing, improvement, WAC, undergraduate
Jankovich, Jackie L.; Karen Sterkel Powell. (1997). An implementation model for a communication across the curriculum program. Business Communication Quarterly 60.2, 9-19.
Keywords: business-communication, CAC, WAC, program, implementation
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
Keep William. (2005). Rewriting business as usual. Segall, Mary T.; Robert Smart (Eds.), Direct from the disciplines: Writing across the curriculum; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook.
Keywords: WAC, change, marketing, advertising, business-course
Knapper, Arno F.. (1978). Good writing--a shared responsibility. Journal of Business Communication 15.2, 23-27.
Teaching of writing is the province of the writing teacher--of course. But ABCA President Knapper believes that if colleges and universities are to teach writing effectively, teachers of all subject matters will need to get in on that act. Writing is not a one-shot subject that can be handled in the confines of a single course, but must be stressed over and over again in a student's college career. And this cannot be done without a shared commitment and a shared responsibility on the part of the entire facutly. [journal abstract]
Keywords: business-communication, bizcom, curriculum, WAC, one-shot, college-span, quality, shared responsibility
Moon, Joan M. van Courtland. (1986). Teaching critical thinking to management students. In Golub, Jeff (Ed.), Activities to promote critical thinking: Classroom practices in teaching English, 1986 [Vol. 22]; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Keywords: pedagogy, WAC, business-management-course, pre-writing, critical-thinking, assignment, scenario
Moore, Lee. (1988). Venture plans for management students. 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, techcom, vocational, assignment, management-course
Mulvaney, Michael Ernest. (1991). The effects of writing-across-the-curriculum strategies in principles of management classes [doctoral thesis]. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University.
Keywords: WAC, business-management-course, principle
Munter, Mary. (1999). Whacking WAC [in a forum on the undergraduate writing requirement]. Business Communication Quarterly 62.1, 108-111.
Keywords: business-communication, WAC, requirement, undergraduate
Palmini, Dennis J.. (1996). Using rhetorical cases to teach writing skills and enhance economic learning. Journal of Economic Education 27.3, 205-216.
Keywords: economics-course, business-course, WAC, audience, pedagogy, case-method, student-opinion
Ryan, Cathy. (2001). Communicating a new ABC: Advocacy, partnerships, and implementing change [Association of Business Communication]. Journal of Business Communication,, 38.3, 252-255.
Keywords: professional-organization, organizational, Association of Business Communication, business-communication, advocacy, implementation, change, implementation
Shelby, Annette N.. (1984). A teaching module: Corporate advocacy. Business Communication Quarterly 47.2, 16-19.
Keywords: corporation, advocacy, module, business-communication
Shulman, Gary M.. (1993). Using the journal assignment to create empowered learners: An application of writing across the curriculum. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 4, 89-104.
Keywords: WAC, journal-writing, empowerment, criteria, assignment, management-course, study skills-course, communications-course, applied
Singer, Daniel; Barbara F. Walvoord. (1984). Process-oriented writing instruction in a case-method class. In Pearce A. J.; R. B. Robinson, Jr. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Management; Boston, MA: Academy of Management.
Keywords: management-course, business-course, WAC, contrast-group, revising, gain, data, drafting, write-to-learn
Smith, Maggy. (1991). Reconsidering the effects of context on writing: Some social implications for writing. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 343 120.
Keywords: management-course, WAC, student-opinion, interview, data, interaction-analysis, Robert Bales, data, group, writer-based, audience-awareness, gain, implication, social
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
Twomey, Marsha. (1988). A writing-intensive course in advertising. 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: business-course, advertising-course, writing-intensive, syllabus, WAC
Walker, Jack O.. (1988). Managerial writing: A skill as important as any other management function. 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, bizcom, management-course
Walvoord, Barbara E.; Virginia Johnson Anderson; John R. Breihan; Lucille Parkinson McCarthy; Susan Miller Robison; A. Kimbrough Sherman. (1995). Functions of outlining among college students in four disciplines. Research in the Teaching of English 29.4, 390-421.
Keywords: outline, praxis, WAC, ethnographic, assignment, functional, arrangement, history-course, business-course, psychology-course, biology-course
Winstead, Trish. (1988). Progressions: Writing to increase skills in fashion merchandising. 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: business-course, WAC, merchandise, improvement