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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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Drama, Theatre, and Film

Andrews, Roy. (1998). Writing to learn in the music and theatre department. [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 09, 89-94.
Keywords: WAC, music-course, drama-course, write-to-learn, theatre-arts
Canady, Theresa Suzanne. (1993). The necessity of using language in order to develop thinking skills among stage lighting and scenic design students. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 352 696.
Keywords: drama-course, WAC, critical-thinking, scenic-design, stage lighting, needs-analysis
Roost, Alisa. (2003). Writing intensive courses in theatre. Theatre Topics 13.2, 225-233.
Explains how to incorporate writing into drama classes. The author examines writing in her field, observing that drama students improvise, and learn by doing. Thus, teachers need to teach revision and structure. At the same time, writing should be practical: journals about students' own acting, group scene writing, and research papers that culminate in performances. Also explains how to work in peer response. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Keywords: WAC, drama-course, revising, arrangement, journal-writing, group, term-paper, peer-evaluation, intensive
Rossen-Knill, Deborah. (1998). Using writing to learn background information: Integrating writing into the interactive lecture/film series. ACT 101 Journal 05.2, 5-9.
Keywords: WAC, film-course, background, pedagogy, integrated, interactive, lecture series, film series