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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Abel, Jean P.; Frederick J. Abel. (1988). Writing in the mathematics classroom. Clearing House 62.4, 155-158.
Abt-Perkins, Dawn; Gian Pagnucci. (1993). From tourist to storyteller: Reading and writing science. In Tchudi, Stephen (Ed.), The astonishing curriculum: Integrating science and humanities through language; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 359 538].
Alaimo, Peter J.; John C. Bean; Joseph M. Langenhan; Larry Nichols. (2009). Eliminating lab reports: A rhetorical approach for teaching the scientific paper in sophomore organic chemistry. [fulltext]. WAC Journal 20, 17-32.
Considers how an interdisciplinary team of faculty is striving to improve student performance on senior chemistry theses at Seattle University through an alternative approach to teaching the discourse of the scientific community within the year-long sophomore chemistry lab course. Drops the notion of teaching new students in formulaic, academic-specific ways, through utilization of rudimentary lab reports. Stresses the need to make students immediately aware of the inquiry-based, persuasive context of actual professional work and writing through collaborative-based experimentation that stresses multiple replications and use of evidence for conclusions. Suggests teaching the scientific paper over a year early in students' science careers and prioritizing students' 'writing process knowledge' through explicit instruction in writing within science courses. [Jaclyn Rossi]
Anonymous. (1982). Resources for writing across the curriculum (bibliography). The Writing Instructor 01.2-3, 95-101.
Keywords: WAC, bibliography, resources
Anson, Chris M.; John E. Schwiebert; Michael M. Williamson. (1993). Writing across the curriculum: An annotated bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Keywords: WAC, bibliography, annotated
Bassett, Maggie. (1983). Writing formal papers. In Writing Across the Curriculum Program (Ed.), Working papers on writing and learning; Radford, VA: Radford University.
Keywords: WAC, term-paper, assignment, pedagogy
Bazerman, Charles. (1988). Shaping written knowledge: The genre and activity of the experimental article in science. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
Traces the history and character of the experimental article in science, calling attention to the social and rhetorical forces that shaped its development. The book provides a broadly interdisciplinary exploration of an important genre and offers insights that extend far beyond its immediate focus of study. This book is available online as part of the Academic Writing series, Landmark Publications in Writing Studies. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Bazerman, Charles; Joseph Little; Lisa Bethel; Teri Chavkin; Danielle Fouquette; Janet Garufis. (2005). Reference guide to writing across the curriculum (Reference guides to rhetoric and composition). Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse; West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press http://wac.colostate.edu/books/bazerman_wac/.
Bean, John C.. (2006). Montana, Mina Shaughnessy, and microthemes: Reflections on WAC as a community. In McLeod, Susan H.; Margot Soven (Eds.), Composing a community: A history of writing across the curriculum; West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
Keywords: WAC, history, Montana State University, basic, Shaughnessy, microtheme
Bean, John C.; Dean Drenk; F.D. Lee. (1982). Microtheme strategies for developing cognitive skills. In Griffin, C. Williams (Ed.); Teaching writing in all disciplines (New Directions for Teaching and Learning No. 12); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.
Bergman, Charles A.. (1983). Writing across the curriculum: An annotated bibliography. American Association of Higher Education Bulletin, 33-38.
Keywords: WAC, bibliography, annotated (41 items)
Bergman, Charles A.. (1984). Writing across the curriculum: An annotated bibliography. In Smith, Barbara Leigh (Ed.) Writing across the curriculum [Current issues in higher education, 1983-84, No. 3]; Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 243 391].
Keywords: WAC, bibliography, annotated
Berquist, Goodwin; V.Tiefel; B. Waggenspack. (1986). Coping with the critical essay in a large lecture course. Communication Education 35.4, 396-399.
Bizzell, Patricia; Bruce Herzberg. (1986). Writing across the curriculum: A bibliographic essay. In McQuade, Donald A. (Ed.), The Territory of language: Linguistics, stylistics, and the teaching of composition; Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 286 191].
Carter, John Marshall. (1995). 'Grandma book': Writing to discover your past: Classroom teacher's idea notebook. Social Education 59.2, 92-94.
Keywords: topic, term-paper, family,roots, historiography, sequence, interview, information retrieval, history-course, WAC, heritage, idea notebook
Charbonneau, G.. (1986). Writing in the social sciences: Fostering critical thinking and values formation through micro-theme. In O'Dowd, Kathleen; Earnest I. Nolan (Eds.), Learning to write/writing to learn; Livonia, MI: Madonna College, Humanities Writing Program.
Keywords: WAC, social-science-course, critical-thinking, value, microtheme, social
Charlton, Michael. (2007). That's just a story: Academic genres and teaching anecdotes in writing-across-the-curriculum projects. [fulltext]. WAC Journal 18, 20-29.
Clark, Elvis G.. (1992). Cooperative learning for the research paper. In Mahony, Elizabeth M. (Ed.); Saint Louis Community College at Meramec [Missouri]; Building community from diversity: Connecting students to their learning environments. An anthology of classroom projects undertaken for the Kellogg Beacon Grant: Final report; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 349 064.
Clifton, Linda. (1985). Bibliography. 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, bibliography, annotated (37 items)
Collins, Terence. (1977). Necessity, invention, and other mothers--going interdepartmental. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 149 354.
Collins, Terence; Suzanne Hofer,. (1976). A selected annotated bibliography of articles on interdepartmental responsibility for the teaching of writing skills. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 139 033.
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
Cooper, Amy; Dawn Bikowski. (2007). Writing at the graduate level: What tasks do professors actually require?. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 06.3, 206-221.
This paper presents a case study of writing tasks in graduate courses at a large, American university. The study investigates writing tasks across the curriculum and draws implications for curriculum design in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Using actual course syllabi for task analysis, the researchers analyzed 200 course syllabi from 20 academic departments covering a wide range of disciplines. Findings indicate that library research papers and project reports are the most commonly assigned tasks across the curriculum. This study also found that professors in the social sciences, arts, and humanities assign a wider variety of writing assignments and more writing assignments in general than do professors in the sciences, math, and engineering. Finally, while many courses in the sciences, math, and engineering require no writing assignments at all, each of these departments does have at least some courses requiring extended writing. [author abstract]
Keywords: graduate, USA, task-analysis, EAP, syllabus-analysis, survey, data, term-paper, academic, genre, report-writing, WAC, disciplinary, social-science-course, science-course, assignment, intensive, data
Coppenger, Mark. (1979). Written dialogue: An alternative to the term paper. Teaching Philosophy 03, 197-202.
Couvillion, L. Michael. (1990). Research paper evaluation forms: A better mouse trap?. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 02, 109-117.
Keywords: WAC, term-paper, criteria-sheet, change
Cranfill, R. Caroline; Robert C. Wess. (1988). Using drafts in engineering report writing. Writing Across the Curriculum [Southern Technical Institute] 05.2, 4-7.
Dittmar, Trudy. (1984). 'Writing to think and learn': An interdisciplinary research course. In Klaus, Carl H.; Nancy Jones (Eds.), Courses for change in writing: A selection from the NEH/Iowa Institute; Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook in cooperation with The Institute on Writing of the University of Iowa.
Fick, Virginia Gunn. (1990). A history-based research paper course. Teaching English in the Two-Year College 17.1, 34-35.
Keywords: term-paper, history-course, WAC
Fister, Barbara. (1995). Connected communities: Encouraging dialogue between composition and bibliographic instruction. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
Fitzpatrick, Bob. (1992). Research and writing assignments that reduce fear and lead to better papers and more confident students. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 03.2, 15-24.
Flynn, Elizabeth A.; George A. McCulley; Ronald K. Gratz. (1986). Writing in biology: Effects of peer critiquing and analysis of models on the quality of biology laboratory reports. In Young, Art; Toby Fulwiler (Eds.), Writing across the disciplines: Research into practice; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 264 592].
Fulwiler, Toby; Robert Jone. (1982). Assigning and evaluating transactional writing. 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].
Gamboa, Sylvia; Carl Lovitt; Angela Williams (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Writing across the Curriculum. Charleston, SC: College of Charleston, Administrative Services.
Keywords: WAC, abstract, proceedings, Second National Conference on Writing across the Curriculum
Ganguli, Aparna Bandopadhyay; Richard Henry. (1994). Writing to learn mathematics: An annotated bibliography (Technical Report No. 5). Minneapolis, MN: The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing, University of Minnesota.
Ghnassia, Virginia; Jill Dix. (2002). Interdisciplinarity and the public sphere. Journal of General Education 51.3, 153-172.
Ghnassia and Dix describe an interdisciplinary writing class on "Epidemics and Aids." The course incorporates science, service learning, and writing both research papers and for a public awareness campaign. Teachers from different disciplines work with the class. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Gibson, Craig. (1995). Research skills across the curriculum: Connections with writing-across-the-curriculum. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
Greene, Stuart. (1991). Writing from sources: Authority in text and task (Technical report, No. 55). Berkeley, CA; Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for the Study of Writing [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 341 068].
Greene, Stuart; Amy J. Orr. (2007). First-year college students writing across the disciplines. In O'Neill, Peggy (ed.), Blurring boundaries: Developing writers, researchers and teachers: A tribute to William L. Smith; Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Grego, Rhonda C.. (1994). Writing academic autobiographies: Finding a common language across the curriculum. In Sullivan, Patricia A.; Donna J. Qualley (Eds.), Pedagogy in the age of politics: Writing and reading (in) the academy; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 373 360].
Keywords: political, academic, autobiography, WAC
Griffin, C. W.. (1983). Writing-across-the curriculum programs: Theory and practice, a selected bibliography. JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition 04.1-2, 161-172.
Griffin, C. W.. (1990). Bibliography. In Fulwiler, Toby; Art Young (Eds.) Programs that work: Models and methods for writing across the curriculum; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Heinemann.
Keywords: WAC, bibliography, annotated
Guralnick, Elissa S.; Paul M. Levitt. (1977). Improving student writing: A case history. College Engish 38.5, 506-511.
Describes environment of writing instruction at U of Colorado. Examines teacher and student attitudes toward writing, admission scores, placement tests. Allocates responsibility of writing instruction to all faculty and describes faculty reactions. Outlines revision of admission policies and entrance requirements. [Sue Hum]
Keywords: deterioration, SAT-testing, upper-division, requirement, cut-off, history, Univ ersity of Colorado, placement, basic, writing-intensive, case-narrative, University of Colorado, WAC, student-writing
Haaga, David A. F.. (1993). Peer review of term papers in graduate psychology courses. Teaching of Psychology 20.1, 28-32.
Keywords: peer-evaluation, psychology-course, WAC, term-paper, interrater-reliability, professional-periodical, peer-review, data
Hanft, Shelden. (1971). A variation on the term paper: The 'slice of life'. History Teacher 05.1, 37-43.
Hassebrock, Frank; Brenda Boyle. (2009). Memory and narrative: Reading The Things They Carried for psyche and persona. [fulltext]. Across the Disciplines 06.
Keywords: Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried, novel, lit-crit, interdisciplinary, psychology, English-studies, memory, psyche, literary-studies, recall, reminiscence, WAC, narrative
Hayes, Christopher G.; Michele L. Simpson; Norman A. Stahl. (1994). The effects of extended writing on students' understanding of content-area concepts. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education 10.2, 13-34.
Hochman, Will. (2002). Using paired fiction writing: Transactional creativity and community building in the composition class. http://www.southernct.edu/~hochman/Willsedessay.
Originally published as "Transactional Dynamics of Paired Fiction Writing," this is the best writing lesson I have ever used. I believe that students and teachers can use story writing quickly and easily to experience a wide range of topics and this lesson plan will enable teachers across the curriculum to use writing to build an improved sense of community and creativity in their classes. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Keywords: pedagogy, narrative, story-writing, WAC, creativity, classroom community
Holt, Dennis; James Eison. (1989). Preparing freshmen to take essay examinations successfully. Journal of the Freshman Year Experience 01.2, 108-119.
Jablonski, Jeffrey; Irwin Weiser. (2002). Raising the gates of Chem. 110. In Anson, Christopher M. (Ed.), The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program development; New York: Oxford University Press.
Keywords: teacher-training, WAC, scenario, science-laboratory, laboratory-report, falsification, truth
Jacobson, Jeanne M.. (1990). Congruence of pretest predictions and posttest estimations with grades on short answer and essay tests. Educational Research Quarterly 14.2, 41-47.
Journet, Debra; Steve Cohen; Rachel Gramer; Megan Faver Hartline; Keri Mathis; Tony O'Keeffe; Kendra Sheehan; Jessica Winck. (2015). ClarissaBlogs: Narrative, writing, and the self. Link to full text
. Kairos: A journal of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy 19.2.
"Our goals in this webtext are to 1) document our reflexive examination of the connections among narrative, writing, and the self that we performed as we read, responded to, analyzed, and wrote about Clarissa and blogs; and 2) offer a series of interpretive claims about how narrative functions as a powerful tool for the construction of a self, especially when that self is built within rhetorical interchange."
Juzwik, Mary M.. (2004). The dialogization of genres in teaching narrative: Theorizing hybrid genres in classroom discourse. [Link]. Across the Disciplines 01.
Mary M. Juzwik draws on a grounded study to propose a hybrid theory of classroom genres that builds on Bauman's conceptualization of the 'dialogization of genres.' This perspective foregrounds Bakhtin's earlier and more literary work, while backgrounding Bakhtin's later, more social scientific perspectives on genre. In particular, Juzwik considers problems with Bakhtin's distinctions between primary and secondary genres as they have been understood by researchers conducting genre analysis in academic contexts. (Published June 25, 2004) [WAC Clearinghouse]
Kalmbach, James R.. (1986). The laboratory reports of engineering students: A case study. In Young, Art; Toby Fulwiler (Eds.), Writing across the disciplines: Research into practice; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 264 592].
Keywords: WAC, engineering-course, laboratory-report, report-writing, case-study, volume-of-writing, data
Kalmbach, James; William Powers. (1982). Shaping experience: Narration and understanding. 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].
Killen, Linda. (1983). Essay examinations: Diagnostic tools and/or learning experience. In Writing Across the Curriculum Program (Ed.), Working papers on writing and learning; Radford, VA: Radford University.
Kirscht, Judy. (1996). Cross talk: Opening disciplinary boundaries for faculty and students alike. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 399 534.
Keywords: University of California, Santa Barbara, disciplinary, constructivist, WAC, faculty-workshop, term-paper, pedagogy, advanced
Klein, Bill; Betsy M. Aller. (1998). Writing across the curriculum in college chemistry: A practical bibliography. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/archives.cfm [full-text]. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 02.3, 25-35.
We begin by pointing to studies that suggest why WAC can be useful, then turn to reports of successful approaches to using writing at all levels of the chemistry curriculum. Additional resources are listed at the end of this article. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Kruse, Otto. (2006). The origins of writing in the disciplines: Traditions of seminar writing and the Humboldtian ideal of the research university. Written Communication 23.3, 331-352.
The introduction of seminars to university teaching marks the onset of a new teaching philosophy and practice in which writing is used to make students independent learners and researchers. Although the beginnings of writing pedagogy at American universities are well documented, little is known about its origins in Germany. The article tracks the history of seminar teaching back to its roots and reviews its historical development from the very beginnings to the point when seminars became the pedagogical flagship of the Humboldtian research university. Twenty seminar regulations from Prussian universities, written between 1812 and 1839, are reviewed with respect to the prescriptions they contain about writing. They reveal that a writing-to-learn pedagogy was elaborated as early as about 1820. The most important claim of the article is that an early concept of writing in the disciplines was central to the development of the Humboldtian research university [journal abstract]
Kynard, Carmen. (2005). 'Getting to the right side of it': Problematizing and rethinking the research paper genre in the college composition class. In Herrington, Anne; Charles Moran (Eds.), Genre across the curriculum; Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
Lindblom, Kenneth; Patricia A. Dunn. (2004). Cooperative writing 'program' administration at Illinois State Normal University: The Committee on English of 1904-05 and the influence of Professor J. Rose Colby. In L'Eplattenier; Lisa Mastrangelo (Eds.), Historical studies of writing program administration: Individuals, communities, and the formation of a discipline; West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
Keywords: WPA, Illinois State Normal University, June Rose Colby, Harvard narrative, normal college, cooperative, professional movement, Committee on English, historical, WAC, cooperative language instruction, language-use, error, pedagogy, student-centered, samples (ISNU Faculty Meeting Minutes, 27 September 1904: [Report One of] The Committee on English, 4 April, 1905: Report [Two] of the Committee on English), discipline, English-profession
Lord, Russell. (1990). A journal revisited. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 02, 76-87.
Lord, Russell. (1997). Visiting a revisited journal [afterword to Russell Lord, 'A journal revisited']. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 08, 191.
Lutzker, Marilyn. (1995). What writing-across-the-curriculum instructors can learn from librarians. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
McCleary, William J.. (1990). Kenneth Eble on writing in college: Ahead of his time. In Jussawalla, Feroza (Ed.), Excellent teaching in a changing academy: Essays in honor of Kenneth Eble (New Directions for teaching and learning No. 44); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
McMurry, Earl. (1987). A general physics laboratory report on the hydrogen emission lines and Bohr's theory. In Copeland, Jeffrey S. (Ed.), Essays grown from a writing across the curriculum institute at Indian Hills Community College: Fostering cooperation and cohesion in writing instruction; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 294 182.
Keywords: physics-course, laboratory-report, WAC
Melzer, Dan. (2009). Writing assignments across the curriculum: A national study of college writing. full text. College Composition and Communication 61.2, W240-W261.
Keywords: term-paper, WAC, survey, assignment, USA, national, data, integration, conflict
Melzer, Daniel; Pamel Zemliansky. (2003). Research writing in the first-year composition and across disciplines: Assignments, attitudes, and student performance. full text. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy 08.1.
Michael, William B.; Phyllis Shaffer. (1979). An evaluation of alternative measures for assessing language proficiency skills of junior level students in a school of communications and professional studies. Educational and Psychological Measurement 39.4, 879-889.
Keywords: assessment, Test of Standard Written English (TSWE), Diagnostic Test in Written English (DTWE), essay-exam, CAPS Essay Examination, rising-junior, proficiency level, WAC, concurrent-validity, communications-school, data, correlation, placement, predictive, GPA, grades, language proficiency, diagnosis, proficiency
Miles, Curtis. (1982). The 4th R: Reasoning: Microthemes: Writing and thinking intertwined. Journal of Developmental and Remedial Education 06.1, 9, 32.
Miller, Thomas P. . (2015). Literacy, Economy, and Power: Writing and Research after Literacy in American Lives [book review]. link to full text. Literacy in Composition Studies 03.3, 134-137.
Keywords: Literacy, Economy, and Power: Writing and Research after Literacy in American Lives, edited by John Duffy, Julie Nelson Christoph, Eli Goldblatt, Nelson Graff, Rebecca S. Nowacek, and Bryan Trabold, literacy, literacy-narrative, literacy-studies
Minor, Harold C.. (1986). The buck stops here. Writing Across the Curriculum [Southern Technical Institute] 04.1, 6-7.
Morris, Barbara S.. (1991). Bibliography. In Morris, Barbra S. (Ed.); Detroit Public Schools; University of Michigan; Writing to learn in disciplines: Detroit teachers combine research and practice in their classrooms (a Detroit Public Schools/University of Michigan collaborative publilcation); ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 333 420.
Moss, Andrew; Carol Holder. (1988). Improving student writing: A guidebook for faculty in all disciplines. Pomona, CA: California State Polytechnic University; Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Intended for college faculty in all disciplines, this guidebook offers practical methods and ideas intended to help teachers clarify writing assignments so that students' writing will improve, as has been seen to happen when teachers sharpen their responses to students' papers. Contents include: (1) "Assigning Writing," which describes ways of designing effective assignments including journals and ungraded writing, provides 17 suggestions for making and presenting writing assignments, and includes a checklist for evaluating assignments; (2) "Assignments That Work," which consists of a collection of writing assignments developed by instructors in various fields, including agricultural engineering, American studies, biology, chemistry, counseling, and criminal justice; (3) "Essay Examinations," which discusses how to write effective essay questions and how to help students write better exams; (4) "Strategies for Helping Students," which includes guidelines on brainstorming, research, and planning, drafting and revising, as well as a writer's checklist; (5) "Integrating Reading and Writing," which examines anticipation guides, selective reading guides, graphic organizers, vocabulary previews, and student journals; and (6) "Evaluating Students' Writing," which covers pre-evaluation, evaluation, paper marking, scores and scoring guides, and post-evaluation. (Eleven references are included, and appended are a sample of on-the-job writing tasks for professionals, a sample accounting assignment, and a techniques inventory for assigning writing and reading in the disciplines.) [ERIC; WAC Clearinghouse]
Myers, John W.; Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation [Bloomington, IN]. (1984). Writing to learn across the curriculum (Fastback 209). ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 248 532.
Keywords: WAC, bibliography
National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. (2004). Seventh National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference: WAC from an International Perspective, Abstracts, May 20-22, 2004, Marriott Pavilion Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri, Campus Writing Program.
Keywords: abstract, proceedings, conference, National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, WAC
Naumann, J. A., Jr.. (1991). Letter writing: Creative vehicle to higher-level thinking. Social Education 55, 198.
New Jersey Basic Skills Council [Trenton, NJ]. (1984). Teaching reading & writing in college, in high school, in every subject. Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Basic Skills Council [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 303 788].
Keywords: read-write, WAC, New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test, assessment, bibliography, teacher-training
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.
North, Stephen M.. (1984). The idea of a writing center. College English 46.5, 433-446.
The author theorizes the practices and image of the ideal writing center. The article argues that the idea and contemporary work of writing centers is misunderstood by his peers in English studies. They see writing centers as a place to 'fix' remedial students skills through grammar drill, typically, and where students are referred to centers by teachers rather than voluntarily motivated to go (435-36). North sees writing centers as a 'place to produce better writers, not better writing' (438). At the core of 'The Idea ofa Writing Center' is talk (443), and this talk addresses the primary concern of centers, which is the writing process (438). North argues that through talk about the writing process and concerns beyond grammar, mechanics, and punctuation, a consultant can become a collaborator who helps students change their writing process behaviors (443). The author demands that students 'seek us out' (442) and 'come looking for us,' not be referred by teachers (440). The author discourages, if not bans, teacher referral or the required visit (440). This is based on assumed values, not empirical evidence. The author states that sending them to the writing center is a kind of 'detention,' suggesting instead that 'when they are ready, we will be here' (440). [Eliot F. Rendleman, Writing Centers and Mandatory Visits, WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, No. 22]
Parker, Robert. (1985). The 'language across the curriculum' movement: A brief overview and bibliography. College Composition and Communication 36.2, 173-177.
Keywords: WAC, professional movement, history, bibliography, overview
Patton, Marty; Ed Nagelhout. (2004). Literacy and learning in context: Biology students in the classroom and the lab. In Huot, Brian; Beth Stroble; Charles Bazerman (Eds.), Multiple literacies for the 21st century; Cresskill, NJ: 2004.
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].
Peterson-Gonzalez, Meg. (1995). In defense of storytelling. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 06, 63-70.
Keywords: WAC, narrative
Petroff, Elizabeth A.. (2005). Reading and writing: Teaching and learning spiritual autobiography. In Herrington, Anne; Charles Moran (Eds.), Genre across the curriculum; Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
Powell, Arthur B.; Esaie Pierre; Carlos Ramos. (1993). Researching, reading, and writing about writing to learn mathematics: Pedagogy and product. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education 10.1, 95-109.
Preston, James; Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus. (1982). Writing across the curriculum: Some questions and answers and a series of eleven writing projects for instructors of the general education core courses. Miami, FL: Miami-Dade Community College [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 256 414].
Reiff, John D.. (1981). Writing in the disciplines at the University of Michigan. http://comppile.org/archives/fforum/fforum2(2).htm [fulltext]. fforum: A Newsletter of the English Composition Board, University of Michigan 02.2, 75-77, 91-92.
Keywords: WAC, program, University of Michigan, requirement, content-course, upper-division, syllabus, workshop, pre-writing, term-paper, drafting, revising,
Reinstein, Alan; James P. Trebby. (1997). How accounting educators can help improve their students' writing skills. Journal of Education for Business 73.2, 105-113.
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]
Sands, Peter. (2000). Writing across the curriculum bibliographies. Milwaukee, WI: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; College of Arts and Letters http://www.uwm.edu/letsci/edison/wn.html>..
A valuable site created by Peter Sands that offers links to bibliographies in Africology, anthropology, art history, biological sciences, chemistry, communication, economics, foreign languages, general science, geosciences, history, mass communication, mathematic sciences, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Keywords: WAC, bibliography
Sanford, James. (1983). Multiple drafts of experimental laboratory reports. In Thaiss, Christopher (Ed.), Writing to learn: Essays and reflections on writing across the curriculum; Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Schwartz, Helen J.; Diane P. Balestri; Brian Gallagher; Nancy Kaplan; Christine M. Neuwirth; Tori Haring-Smith. (1989). Computers in writing instruction: Blueprint for success. In Graves, William H. (Ed.), Computing across the curriculum: Academic perspectives; McKinney, TX: Academic Computing Publications.
Shannon, Kathleen M.; Elizabeth Curtin. (1992). Special problems: An alternative to student journals in mathematics courses. PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies 02.3, 247-256.
Shapiro, Ann. (1991). WAC and engineering, or why engineers can't write. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 332 199.
Keywords: SUNY Farmingdale, WAC, engineering, faculty-workshop, report-writing, laboratory-report, genre, criteria, interdisciplinary, conflict, program history
Sheridan, Jean. (1995). Making the connection in the classroom: A model for a library-based writing course. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
Sheridan, Jean. (1995). Making the library connection with process writing. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
Keywords: term-paper, library, WAC, process
Sheridan, Jean. (1995). What bibliographic instruction librarians can learn from writing-across-the-curriculum instructors. In Sheridan, Jean (Ed.), Writing-across-the-curriculum and the academic library: A guide for librarians, instructors, and writing program directors; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 395 601].
Simmons, JoAn McGuire (Ed.); with Joan Clemons, Howard Cohen, Porter Ewing, Fay Hall, Mary Ellen Guffey; Betty Hartwig; William Loiterman; Miriam Minkoff; Lee Musgrave; Rodney Oakes; Edward Serrano; Beverly Shue; Gwendolyn Spears; Sue Verity; George Wistreich; University of California, Los Angeles, Office of Academic Interinstitutional Programs; Los Angeles Community College District. (1983). The shortest distance to learning: A guidebook to writing across the curriculum. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 241 073.
Stanley, Linda C.. (1991). Writing-to-learn assignments: The journal and the microtheme. In Stanley, Linda C.; Joanna Ambron (Eds.), Writing across the curriculum in community colleges (New directions for community colleges, No. 73); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass [ERIC Documentation Reproduction Services, ED 330 420].
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Keywords: WAC, journal-writing, letter-writing, personal-narrative, newspaper-writing, sample, school
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Included in a volume on teaching psychology, this article encourages campus exhibitions of undergraduate research across the disciplines. Sullivan presents three case studies, one from the historically-black Xavier University and two from Bellevue University (one of which focuses on a writing-across-the-curriculum event). The article sketches different models for campus celebrations, including half- and full-day poster sessions, performances and debates, and events integrated into family weekends. It doesn’ t favor any particular model, but it does stress interdisciplinary participation so that students in all majors can develop the communication skills derived from presenting their research. Implicit in Sullivan’ s discussion is the notion that undergraduate research is ‘especially helpful in the engagement and retention of first generation, minority, and low income students’ because it instills a sense of academic membership (295). [Jeanne Marie Rose, Campus Celebrations of Student Writing, WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies, No. 7]
Sutton, Brian. (1997). Writing in the disciplines, first-year composition, and the research paper. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/archives.cfm [full-text]. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 02.1, 45-57.
In this article, the author argues that the research-paper assignment can help students learn to negotiate academic discourse and begin to select academic disciplines to pursue, examines the relative merits of encouraging composition students to produce 'generic' research papers or encouraging them to adopt genre conventions of more specific academic disciplines, and also argues against criticisms of the research paper from those who reject entirely the 'service course' rationale and instead favor emphasis on helping the student find his or her 'authentic voice.' [WAC Clearinghouse]
Tatara, Walter. (1992). Essay exams. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 03.2, 25-27.
Keywords: WAC, essay-exam
Templeton, Jeff. (1978). From the student perspective: Writing instruction in economics classes. http://comppile.org/archives/WLA/WLA12.pdf [full text]. Writing as a Liberating Activity Newsletter, No. 12, 3-4.
Keywords: student-opinion, WAC, economics-course, group, peer-evaluation, term-paper, revising, school
Thaiss, Christopher. (1983). Supplementary sources for writing across the curriculum. In Thaiss, Christopher (Ed.), Writing to learn: Essays and reflections on writing across the curriculum; Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
Keywords: WAC, write-to-learn, bibliography
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Keywords: WAC, bibliography
Thompson, Mark. (1989). The effect of a writing across the curriculum program on students in an American history class: Report on an empirical study. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 310 399.
Keywords: WAC, interdisciplinary, history-course, essay-exam, University of Oklahoma, student-attitude, contrast-group, quality, data, t-test, grades, gain, empirical
Vazquez, John D.. (1992). Implementation of integrated skills reinforcement teaching and learning strategies in the social sciences, behavioral sciences and Puerto Rican and Latin-American studies courses. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 343 165.
Keywords: data, gain, WAC, Skills Reinforcement, La Guardia Community College, two-year, student-centered, ESL, native-nonnative, sociology-course, oral-presentation, collaborative, narrative-log, vocabulary, academic, social-science, behavioral, implementation, integrated, learner-strategy, Puerto Rico, Latin America, social
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Walker, J. R. L.. (1991). A student's guide to practical write-ups. Biochemical Education 19.1, 31-32.
Keywords: science-course, biochemistry, WAC, laboratory-report, edit-sheet, accuracy, data-collection, format, arrangement, error, editing, University of Canterbury [New Zealand]
Wallace, Betsy; with Cornelia Paraskevas; Jane Thielsen; Don Weiss; Thomas Rand (Eds.). (1991). What's happening with writing at Western Oregon State University. Monmouth, OR: Western Oregon State College.
Keywords: Western Oregon State College, WAC, write-to-learn, teacher-strategy, assignment-design, freewriting, journal-writing, mathematics-course, double-entry, loop, term-paper, correcting, teacher-as-writer, student-opinion
Waller, James E.. (1991). A personal relevance approach to teaching theories and history of psychology. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 340 999.
Watson, Samuel D., Jr.; Southeastern Educational Improvement Laboratory. (1987). Writing teachers' resources for professional literacy: An annotated bibliography. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 293 136.
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Willcott, Paul Joseph. (1972). An analysis of the written English of native speakers of Arabic as found in American history final examinations given at the University of Texas at Austin [doctoral thesis]. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.
Keywords: ESL, Arabic-English, text-analysis, WAC, history-course, essay-exam, final examination
Williams, Dana Nicole. (1991). Sources and information. In Stanley, Linda C.; Joanna Ambron (Eds.), Writing across the curriculum in community colleges (New directions for community colleges, No. 73); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass [ERIC Documentation Reproduction Services, ED 330 420].
Keywords: WAC, two-year, annotated, bibliography
Williams, Dana Nicole; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges. (1989). Writing across the curriculum programs at community colleges (ERIC digest). ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 333 952.
Keywords: WAC, two-year, bibliography
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Zawacki, Terry Myers; interviewed by Carol Rutz. (2007). Terry Myers Zawacki: Creator of an integrated career. [fulltext]. WAC Journal 18, 60-.
Keywords: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University, wcenter, WAC, scholar-autobiography, scholar-story, career, faculty-status, program-validation, teaching fellow, collegiality, integrative, integrated
Zawacki, Terry Myers; with Alex Antram; Amaris Price; Katy Ray; Theresa Koucheravy. (2008). Writing fellows as WAC change agents: Changing what? Changing whom? Changing how?. [fulltext]. Across the Disciplines 05.
Keywords: teaching fellow, WAC, case-study, student-opinion, narrative, site-analysis, field-analysis, institutional, George Mason University
Zehr, H. David. (1989). Using faculty histories in a history of psychology course. http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ [full text]. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum 01, 47-51.
Keywords: WAC, psychology-course, history of psychology, teacher-biography
Ziegler, David W.. (1989). Recognizing the good essay: The learner as teacher. Political Science Teacher 02.3, 10-12.