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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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Allen, J. C.. (1991). Integrating undergraduate research with a writing program. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 224-226.
Keywords: geology-course, advanced, intensive, linked, WAC, drafting, peer-evaluation, revising, Richard Lanham, paramedic method, Bucknell University, integrated, undergraduate
Beiersdorfer, Raymond Emil; Jared Haynes. (1991). An integrated approach to geologic writing for non-science majors based on study of California river. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 196-198.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, nonscience, science-writing, composing, sequential, sequence, prospectus, outline, drafting, revising, integrated
Black, Nancy Rodriguez. (1994). Creative writing in historical geology as an alternative to the standard geologic report. Journal of Geological Education 42.2, 129-133.
Keywords: geology-course, assignment, WAC, creative, art, fiction-writing, short story, poetry
Carson, Robert James; James Lester Sadd. (1991). Land-use-planning writing assignment for an environmental-geology course. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 206-213.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, impact statement, assignment, resources
Clemons, Joan. (1991). Classroom strategies for introductory geology. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 202-203.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, learning-log, double-entry, group, assignment, discussion, simulating, introductory
Coles, Kenneth Spencer. (1991). Journal assignments in an introductory-geology course help the student and teacher. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 187-189.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, first-year, journal-writing, improvement, write-to-learn, originality, introductory
Conrad, Susan Howes. (1991). Reading and abstracting journal articles in sedimentology and stratigraphy:. Journal of Geological Education 39.5, 370-373.
Keywords: journal-writing, reading-log, abstract-writing, geology-course, WAC, read-write, improvement, science-laboratory, point-of-view
Conrad, Susan Howes; R. Heather Macdonald. (1991). Balancing teaching and learning geology on the writing fulcrum. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 230-231.
Keywords: geology-program, WAC, critical-thinking, assignment, microtheme, position paper, improvement, reaction-paper
Davis, Donna Self. (1991). Writing to learn science: Types of rocks. In Roberts, David H.; Peggy A. Swoger (Eds.); Samford University, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education; Impact '91: Building a community of writers for the 21st century: A compilation of the teaching demonstrations, personal and professional writings, and daily activities of the Samford University Writing Project, 1991, July 8-August 8, 1991; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 376 504.
Keywords: write-to-learn, geology-course, WAC
Davis, Larry Eugene; et al.. (1991). Student abstract writing as a tool for writing across the curriculum in large introductory-geology courses. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 178-180.
Keywords: geology, large-class, lecture, abstract-writing, WAC, concision, write-to-learn, evaluation, introductory
Elberty, William Turner, Jr.; William Dowden Romey. (1991). 'What are you interested in' as a writing assignment theme. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 237-239.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, term-paper, topic, student-choice
Evans, James E.. (1991). Research-grant proposals as a class writing assignment in a graduate-level geology course. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 221-223.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, graduate, research-grant, proposal-writing, masters thesis
Fryer, Karen Helene. (1991). Regional geological context for a course in petrography. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 217-220.
Keywords: geology-course, research-report, oral-presentation, WAC, regional, petrography
Fryer, Karen Helene. (1991). Regional geological context for a course in petrography. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 217-220.
Keywords: geology-course, science, research-report, assignment, experiential, oral-report, WAC, regional, petrography
Halsor, Sid Paul; C. L. Faul-Halsor; Patricia Boyle Heaman. (1991). Enhanced student learning through writing in a physical-geology class. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 181-184.
Keywords: geology-course, intensive, summary-writing, response, laboratory, journal-writing, log-writing, WAC
Macdonald, R. Heather. (1991). Writing assignments challenge students in a physical-geology course. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 199-201.
Keywords: geology-course, large-class, lecture, WAC, audience, popularization, topic
Mendelson, Carl Victor. (1991). Constructional morphology and exaptation as perspectives for a term project in paleontology. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 213-216.
Keywords: geology-course, paleontology , WAC, term-paper, oral-presentation, assignment
Miller, M. G.. (1999). Writing abstracts on a central theme. Journal of College Science Teaching 28, 397-400.
Keywords: abstract-writing, science-course, geology-course, pedagogy, WAC
Mirsky, Arthur. (1977). Teaching reporting skills in geoscience to undergraduates. Journal of Geological Education 25.5, 157-163.
Keywords: WAC, geology-course, report-writing, skill, improvement, undergraduate
Niemitz, Jeffrey William; Noel Potter, Jr.. (1991). The scientific method and writing in introductory landscape-development laboratories. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 190-195.
Keywords: WAC, geology-course, field-observation, experiential, laboratory-report, data-collection, pedagogy, arrangement, science, research-method, hypothesizing, synthesis, introductory, landscape
Schneiderman, Jill Stephanie. (1991). Learning geology by writing about the history of geology. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 185-187.
Keywords: geology-course, graduate, seminar, history of geology, assignment, WAC, revising, peer-evaluation, collaboration
Snow, Robin Scott. (1991). Early writing in the research mode via digital modeling of rivers. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 227-229.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, sophomore, research-project, term-paper
Spencer, Larry T.. (1995). Incorporating writing into a general education historical geology course. [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 06, 55-60.
Keywords: WAC, geology-course, history of geology, gen-ed, geology-course
Stanesco, John David. (1991). The personal journal as a learning and evaluation tool in geology field-trip courses. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 204-205.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, journal-writing, personal, observation, creative, reflection, field trip
Tewksbury, Barbara J.. (1996). Teaching without exams--the challenges and benefits. Journal of Geoscience Education 44.4, 366-372.
Keywords: geology-course, WAC, oral-presentation, write-to-learn, student-motivation, engagement, sample
Tinker, John R., Jr.. (1986). Technical writing in hydrogeology. Journal of Geological Education 34.1, 25-27.
Keywords: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, geology-course, hydrology, case-method, WAC, assignment, technical-writing
Yelderman, Joe Calvin, Jr.; Oliver Thomas Hayward. (1991). Geology through communication at Baylor University. Journal of Geological Education 39.3, 240-242.
Keywords: geology-program, WAC, microtheme, advanced, oral-presentation, field-notebook, senior thesis