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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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Bailey, George; Gregory Ross. (1983). Overcoming declining literacy with personalized, programmed instruction. Teaching Philosophy 06.2, 139-145.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, basic, decline, personalization, interactive, pre-writing software, programmed
Basile, Donald D.. (1980). Education as literacy. Reading World 20.1, 71-75.
Keywords: literacy, national, USA, decline, WAC, philosophy-course, read-write, disciplinary, academic, accelerated, short-course
Berger, J.. (1984). Writing to learn in philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 7, 217-222.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, pedagogy, revising, audience, write-talk, philosophy
Bosley, Deborah S.; JoEllen Jacobs. (1992). Collaborative writing: A philosopher's guide. Teaching Philosophy 15.1, 17-32.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, collaborative, syllabus, improvement, critical-thinking, group-size (3), student responsibility, grading, peer-grading, audiotape, philosophy
Coppenger, Mark. (1979). Written dialogue: An alternative to the term paper. Teaching Philosophy 03, 197-202.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, term-paper, teacher-student dialogue, response
Daniel, Stephen H.. (1979). Preparations for a research paper in philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 03, 185-188.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, assignment-sheet, term-paper, library, sources, bibliographic-search, philosophy
DiBiase, Allan F.. (2001). Doing philosophy online. [fulltext]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 12, 71-90.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, online, computer, pedagogy, philosophy
Faulconer, James E.; Richard N. Williams; Dennis J. Packard. (1988). Using critical reasoning to teach writing. Teaching Philosophy 11, 229-244.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, critical-thinking, write-to-learn, reasoning
Fishman, Stephen. (1985). Writing to learn in philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 08, 331-334.
Keywords: write-to-learn, philosophy-course, WAC, philosophy
Fishman, Stephen. (1989). Writing to learn in philosophy: A before and after story. Teaching Philosophy 11, 229-244.
Keywords: write-to-learn, philosophy-course, WAC, philosophy
Fishman, Stephen M.. (1989). Writing and philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 12, 361-374.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, write-to-learn, teacher-story, philosophy
Fishman, Stephen M.. (1997). Student writing in philosophy: A sketch of five techniques. In Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Peter Elbow (Eds.), Writing to learn:Strategies for assigning and responding to writing across the disciplines (New directions for teaching and learning, No. 69); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Keywords: write-to-learn, WAC, philosophy-course, pedagogy, assignment, philosophy, student-writing
Fishman, Stephen M.; Lucille McCarthy. (2002). Whose goals? Whose aspirations? Learning to teach underprepared writers across the curriculum. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
Keywords: basic, pedagogy, pedagogy, underprepared, WAC, University of North Carolina Charlotte, philosophy-course, ESL, African-Am, social-class, class-conflict, community, John Dewey, evaluation, grading, gradualism, student-motivation, racism, student-resistance, change, transformative, student-story
Fishman, Stephen M.; Lucille McCarthy. (2004). When writing-to-learn is not enough. In Zamel, Vivian; Ruth Spack (Ed.), Crossing the curriculum: Multilingual learners in college classrooms; Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Keywords: ESL, WAC, academic, acculturation, philosophy-course, teacher-opinion
Garver, Eugene. (1983). How to develop ideas: The contribution philosophy can make to improve literacy. Teaching Philosophy 06, 97-102.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, literacy, invention, elaboration, abstraction, concreteness, reasoning, pragmatic, ideas, philosophy
Gorovitz, Samuel. (1979). Taped commentary on student writing. Teaching Philosophy 03, 189-195.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, public policy, ethical, response, commenting, audiotape, evaluation, sample, student-writing, audioresponse
Gunn, Alastair S.. (1979). Writing philosophical essays: Guidance notes for students. Teaching Philosophy 03, 203-211.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, essay-writing, assignment, support, reasoning, philosophy
Hardcastle, Gary L.; Valeria Gray Hardcastle. (1998). Electronic communities in philosophy classrooms. 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, philosophy-course, networked, student-response, software, philosophy
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
Isensee, Elizabeth; Roger Johnson. (1988). Handbook for writing coaches. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 304 693.
Keywords: pedagogy, coaching, University of Southern Mississippi, WAC, teacher-manual, history-course, philosophy-course, fine-arts, art-course, handbook
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
Kainose, Motoko. (2004). Motoko's reflections on learning across the curriculum. In Zamel, Vivian; Ruth Spack (Ed.), Crossing the curriculum: Multilingual learners in college classrooms; Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Keywords: ESL, WAC, academic, acculturation, Japanese-English, philosophy-course, sociology-course, literature-course, student-story
Kelton, Saul; Princeton University, Mid-Career Fellowship Program. (1997). On assessing philosophical literacy. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 409 943.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, evaluation, essay-exam, essay-writing, grading, write-to-learn, pedagogy, philosophy
Malone-France, Derek. (2008). Composition pedagogy and the philosophy curriculum. Teaching Philosopohy 31.1, 59-86.
Keywords: philosophy, curriculum, philosophy-course, pedagogy, WAC, interdisciplinary, composition-studies, pedagogy, philosophy
Mandell, Dan. (1979). Developing analytic and argumentative skills in philosophy. In Vacca, Linnea (Ed.), Papers from Saint Mary's college writing seminar; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 176 311.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, argumentation, analysis, skill, pedagogy, philosophy
McMullen, Hal. (1992). Augmenting critical thinking through writing in an introductory philosophy course. In Penney, Nancy (Ed.); Lord Fairfax Community College; Thinking through writing: Lord Fairfax Community College, 1990-1992; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 353 016.
Keywords: write-to-learn, critical-thinking, WAC, two-year, philosophy-course, introductory, philosophy
Perkins, Ray; Dan Kervick. (1998). Teaching writing and teaching philosophy. [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 09, 46-51.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, write-to-learn, philosophy
Persky, Charles; Ann Raimes. (1981). Learning through writing: A practical guide to student writing for college teachers. New York: City University of New, Office of Academic Affairs [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 236 265].
Keywords: WAC, write-to-learn, guidelines, response, revising, Hunter College, CUNY, term-paper, philosophy-course, sample, wcenter, student-writing
Pletcher, Galen K.. (1983). Literacy and the study of philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 06, 109-115.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, decline, philosophy
Richmond, Sheldon. (1979). When to begin writing. Teaching Philosophy 03, 181-183.
Keywords: WAC, process, philosophy-course, block, drafting, revising
Russel, Kathryn; Lyn Robertson. (1986). Teaching analytic reading and writing: A feminist approach. Teaching Philosophy 09, 207-217.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, team-teaching, interdisciplinary, women's-studies, feminist, Denison University
Sautter, R. Craig. (1992). Student-written philosophical journals. Teaching Philosophy 15, 239-250.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, journal-writing, examination, evaluation, philosophy
Smith, Richard A.. (1979). Notes on writing in philosophy classes. [full text]. Writing as a Liberating Activity Newsletter, No. 14, 1-2, 4-5.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, term-paper, assignment, ethical, grading, criteria, philosophy
Soven, Margot. (1989). Agendas for writing in philosophy: Conflicting or complementary?. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 308 509.
Keywords: assignment, student-opinion, survey, review-of-scholarship, WAC, philosophy-course, ethnographic, data, task-analysis, philosophy
Spader, Peter H.. (1979). Writing a philosophy paper. Teaching Philosophy 03, 177-179.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, term-paper, assignment-sheet, philosophy
Yoshida, Jessie. (1985). Writing to learn philosophy. link to 2013 WAC Clearinghouse reprint In Gere, Ann Ruggles; Roots in the sawdust: Writing to learn across the disciplines; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Keywords: WAC, write-to-learn, philosophy-course, pedagogy
Young, Art. (1982). Considering values: The Poetic function of language. In Fulwiler, Toby; Art Young (Eds.), Language connections: Writing and reading across the curriculum; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 218 667].
Keywords: WAC, poetic, aim, discourse, James Britton, transactional, sample, pedagogy, philosophy-course, value