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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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Technical Communication

Andres, Deborah C.. (1976). An interdisciplinary course in technnical communications. Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication 25, 12-15.
Keywords: technical-communication, interdisciplinary, syllabus, WAC
Anthony, Laurence. (1997). Preaching to cannibals: A look at academic writing in engineering. In Orr, Thomas (Ed.); Aizu University [Aizuwakamatsu, Japan], Center for Language Research; Proceedings 1997: The Japan Conference on English for Specific Purposes proceedings (Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima, November 8, 1997); ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 424 774.
Keywords: ESL, ESP, technical-communication, academic, engineering-course, WAC
Bernstein, Mashey. (1996). Expanding the horizon: Writing for the visual arts. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 402 587.
Keywords: WAC, University of California, Santa Barbara, advanced, visual arts, art-course, review-writing, brochure-writing, course catalog, catalog-writing, resume-writing, real-world, technical-communication, pedagogy
Blalock, Glenn; Diana Cardenas; Joyce Hawthorne; and Susan Loudermilk. (2003). Using 'community' needs to promote and expand WAC. [fulltext]. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 6.3.
This article explores WAC efforts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Specifically, the article addresses efforts to extend WAC efforts to consider the needs of the larger community as well as the university community.
Keywords: WAC, WID, writing across the curriculum, community, community service, service-learning, techcomm, FYC, learning-community
Brostoff, Anita. (1978). Applications of the functional writing model in technical and professional writing. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 154 389.
Keywords: argumentation, functional writing model, arrangement, composing, frame, forecasting, technical-communication, techcom, WAC, model-essay, functional, applied
Brown, C. A.. (1943). Relating writing to the engineering curriculum. Journal of Engineering Education 33 (May), 687-690.
Keywords: engineering-course, engineering curriculum, WAC, technical-communication, objective
Corbett, Edward P. J.. (1984). A collegiate writing program for the 1980s. ADE Bulletin, no. 78, 20-2.
Keywords: epistemic, process, WAC, writing-major, technical-communication
D’Angelo, Barbara J.; Barry M. Maid. (2004). Moving beyond definitions: Implementing information literacy across the curriculum. Journal of Academic Librarianship 30.3, 212-217.
Describes the integration of information literacy in courses in the Multimedia Writing and Technical Communication program at Arizona State East. Argues for developing library instruction modeled after writing across the curriculum programs. [Ruth Mirtz]
Keywords: program, WAC, library, information literacy, Arizona State, pedagogy, multimedia, technical-communication
Flynn, Elizabeth A.; Kathryn Remlinger; William Bulleit. (1997). Interaction across the curriculum. JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition 17.3, 343-364.
Keywords: WAC, interaction, engineering, project, write-to-learn, technical-communication
Gokhale, Anu. (1997). Writing in the technology discipline. Technology Teacher 56.8, 11-13, 22-23.
Keywords: technical-communication, technology, WAC, revising, decision-making, testing, evaluation
Harris, John S.; Reed H. Blake,. (1976). Technical writing for social scientists. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 117 725.
Keywords: social-science-writing, guidelines, WAC, technical-communication, jargon, workplace, planning, sentence, paragraph, punctuation, hypothesis-formulation, proposal-writing, data-arrangement, outline, style, scientist, social
Held, J. A.; B. Olds; R. Miller; T. Demel. (1994). Incorporating writing in engineering classes and engineering in writing classes. Institute of Electrical and Electronis Engineers (Ed.), IEEE Conference on Frontiers in Education: Proceedings of the Conference on Frontiers in Education; New York: IEEE.
Keywords: engineering, technical-communication, techcom, engineering-course, WAC, interdisciplinary
Kirkman, Adrianna G.; Medwick V. Byrd; Hasan Jameel; John A. Heirmann. (2004). The challenge of implementing an inquiry-guided approach in a highly technical curriculum. In Lee, Virginia S. (Ed.), Teaching and learning through inquiry: A guidebook for institutions and instructors; Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Keywords: inquiry-based, technical-communication, WAC, pedagogy
Olds, Barbara M.; Karen B. Wiley. (1991). Public policy and technical communication across the curriculum at the Colorado School of Mines. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 34.4, 240-246.
Keywords: technical-communication, public policy, networked, WAC, Colorado School of Mines, policy
Peters, Sandra; Deborah Saxon. (1997). Simulation and collaborative learning in political science and sociology classrooms. In Orr, Thomas (Ed.); Aizu University [Aizuwakamatsu, Japan], Center for Language Research; Proceedings 1997: The Japan Conference on English for Specific Purposes proceedings (Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima, November 8, 1997); ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 424 774.
Keywords: ESL, ESP, technical-communication, WAC, simulation, collaboration, political-science-course, sociology-course
Porter, James E.. (2005). The chilling of digital information: Technical communicators as public advocates. In Lipson, Carol; Michael Day (Eds.), Technical communication and the World Wide Web; Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Keywords: internet, technical-communication, Web, digital, public advocacy, technical-writer
Schreiber, Evelyn Jaffe. (1993). From academic writing to job-related writing: Achieving a smooth transition. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 36.4, 178-184.
Keywords: academy-workplace, techcom, collaboration, technical-communication, style, academic, collaborative, WAC
Siegel, John H.. (1983). Language, literature, and the humanistic tradition: Necessities in the education of the physician. [fulltext]. fforum: A Newsletter of the English Composition Board, University of Michigan 04.2, 148-154.
Keywords: science-writing, medical, humanistic, curriculum, technical-communication, history, Aretaeus, Boccaccio, Joseph Bell, Albert Camus, tradition