WAC Bibliography

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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Category: Writing to Learn

Your search found 120 citations.

1. Andra-Miller, Jean. (1991). Integrating 'writing to learn' and foreign language proficiency concepts. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 386 922.
Keywords: WAC, L2-requirement, L2 proficiency, testing, French literature-course, journal-writing, freewriting, pedagogy, integrated, language proficiency, proficiency
2. Andrews, Roy. (1998). Writing to Learn in the Music and Theatre Department. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum, 9(1), 89-94. https://doi.org/10.37514/WAC-J.1998.9.1.11
Keywords: WAC, music-course, drama-course, write-to-learn, theatre-arts
3. Ashworth, Thomas Edward. (1992). Using writing-to-learn strategies in community college associate degree nursing programs [doctoral thesis]. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Keywords: nursing, write-to-learn, two-year, WAC, critical-thinking, improvement, data
4. Bamberg, Betty. (2000). WAC in the 90's: Changing Contexts and Challenges. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, 4(2), 5-19. https://doi.org/10.37514/LLD-J.2000.4.2.02
Annotation: Bamberg discusses the theoretical dichotomy created by writing-to-learn and writing in the disciplines philosophies. She argues that viewing these philosophies as dichotomous oversimplifies a complex relationship.
Keywords: history, WAC, WID, writing across the curriculum, writing to learn
5. Beaman, Bruce. (1985). Writing to learn social studies. In Gere, Ann Ruggles; Roots in the sawdust: Writing to learn across the disciplines; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English (pp. 60-71). https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/sawdust/
Keywords: WAC, social-studies-course, write-to-learn, pedagogy
6. Bensel-Meyers, Linda; Donald Samson; University of Tennessee, Learning Research Center. (1988). The role of rhetoric in academic inquiry: The philosophy and effect of the writing to learn program at UTK [University of Tennessee, Knoxville). ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 364 176.
Keywords: write-to-learn, University of Tennessee Knoxville, WAC, program, pedagogy, liberal arts, inquiry, philosophy
7. Berger, J. (1984). Writing to learn in philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 7, 217-222.
Keywords: WAC, philosophy-course, pedagogy, revising, audience, write-talk, philosophy
8. Beutler, Suzanne A. (1988). Using writing to learn about astronomy. Reading Teacher 41.4, 412-417.
Keywords: WAC, astronomy-course, write-to-learn
9. Beyer, Barry K. (1980). Using writing to learn in history. History Teacher 13.2, 167-178.
Keywords: WAC, history-course, historiography, write-to-learn
10. Beyer, Barry K.; Anita Brostoff. (1979). Writing to learn in social studies. Social Education 43, 176-177.
Keywords: social-studies-course, write-to-learn, WAC, social
11. Blevins-Knabe, Belinda. (1987). Writing to learn while learning to write. Teaching of Psychology 14.4, 239-241.
Keywords: write-to-learn, psychology-course, content-course, WAC, learning-theory, active-learning, learning-process, assignment
12. Britton, James. (1972). Writing to learn and learning to write. In National Council of Teachers of English (Ed.), The humanity of English: NCTE distinguished lectures, 1972; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
Keywords: write-to-learn, WAC
13. Bronson, Barbara. (1985). An impartial observer's view of write-to-learn classes. In Gere, Ann Ruggles; Roots in the sawdust: Writing to learn across the disciplines; Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English (pp. 202-210). https://wac.colostate.edu/books/landmarks/sawdust/
Keywords: write-to-learn, data, classroom-observation, ethnographic, WAC, pedagogy
14. Carpenter, J. Harrison. & Krest, Margie. (2001). It's About the Science: Students Writing and Thinking about Data in a Scientific Writing Course. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, 5(2), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.37514/LLD-J.2001.5.2.04
Annotation: The problem for the teaching of discipline-specific writing is that disciplinary standards of style and form often trump writing teachers' concerns for fostering critical thinking; as a result, teachers overemphasize correctness and format. Our approach is based on the belief that a generative view of genre can be the basis for students learning how to think critically about science.
Keywords: WAC, WID, writing across the curriculum, conventions, science, critical thinking, writing to learn, genre, data-interpretation
15. Chacon, Elia; Tana Whiteman. (1988). Writing to learn how to teach in a dental hygiene program. In Killingsworth, Jimmie; Donald H. Cunningham; Laurie L. Jones (Eds.); Texas Tech University; Designing writing assignments for vocational-technical courses: A guide for teachers in the two-year college and technical institute; ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 298 331 (pp. 106-112).
Keywords: dental hygiene, science-course, write-to-learn, WAC
16. Chamberlin, Ruth Louise. (1988). An exploratory study of learning logs as a writing to learn strategy in college classrooms [doctoral thesis]. Kent, OH: Kent State University.
Keywords: journal-writing, write-to-learn, learning-log, retraining, WAC
17. Clark, Wilma. (1984). Writing to learn in all subjects (Slate starter sheet). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, SLATE [ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 263 618].
Keywords: school, language-arts, WAC, guidelines, assignment, process, response, paper-load
18. Coker, Frances H.; Allen Scarboro. (1990). Writing to learn in upper-division sociology courses: Two case studies. Teaching Sociology 18.2, 218-222.
Keywords: advanced, WAC, intensive, sociology-course, religion, Millsaps College [Mississippi], write-to-learn
19. Coleman, Eve B. (1992). Writing to learn, writing to think in a computer course for preservice teachers. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education 08.3, 4-9.
Keywords: WAC, review-of-scholarship, computer, pre-service, syllabus, English-ed, assignment, examination, computer-course
20. Culver, Kandace. (2000). An Article in Review of Article Reviews. Plymouth State College Journal on Writing Across the Curriculum, 11(1), 79-85. https://doi.org/10.37514/WAC-J.2000.11.1.09
Keywords: WAC, assignment, writing-to-learn, student-opinion, geography-course, education-course, article-review
21. Dansdill Timothy. (2005). Writing to learn across the personal essay: The art of digital pastiche. Segall, Mary T.; Robert Smart (Eds.), Direct from the disciplines: Writing across the curriculum; Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook (pp. 103-114).
Keywords: WAC, write-to-learn, personal essay, personal essay, essay-writing, pastiche, as-an-art, artistic
22. 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 (pp. 84-85).
Keywords: write-to-learn, geology-course, WAC
23. De Micheli, Ana; Patricia Iglesia. (2012). Writing to learn biology in the framework of a didactic-curricular change in an Argentine university. In Thaiss, Chris; Gerd Brauer; Paula Carlino; Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams; Aparna Sinha (Eds.), Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places; Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse (pp. 35-42).
Keywords: WAC, Argentina, biology, science, curriculum
24. DeNight, Shawn. (1992). Writing to learn activities in writing across the curriculum classrooms. ERIC Document Reproduction Service, ED 360 646.
Keywords: write-to-learn, WAC, activity, pedagogy
25. Dobie, Ann & Poirrier, Gail. (1996). When Nursing Students Write: Changing Attitudes. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, 1(3), 23-33. https://doi.org/10.37514/LLD-J.1996.1.3.03
Annotation: This three-year study confirms several significant effects of using writing-to-learn techniques in the nursing classroom. Specifically, it provides evidence of three areas of positive impact: (1) improved student attitudes towards writing and learning, (2) strengthened student-teacher communication, and (3) increased student retention. As a result, the findings create a strong rationale for including writing to learn in the freshmen nursing curriculum, and perhaps for instituting it throughout the entire nursing program. [WAC Clearinghouse]
Keywords: nursing, WAC, change, student-attitude
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