Writing across the curriculum journal

Research and Ideas in Writing Across the Curriculum July The WAC Journal continues the conversation on writing across the curriculum with their November issue and provides a collection of articles by educators exchanging practical ideas, pertinent theory, and their WAC experiences.

Writing across the curriculum journal

Multiple institution types Duration: Contact for further information: The most successful programs have institutional support for working groups across disciplines but often this reform is occurring within individual classrooms since it requires little structural or cultural changes and few resources.

Improved writing abilities, critical thinking, problem solving, analyzing relationships between knowledge gained in different fields.

Writing across the curriculum has become popular for two different reasons: For these two reasons there has been increased emphasis on essay exams, more writing assignments, journal writing, and written homework assignments in math and science courses.

Also writing is essential for drawing conclusions and interpretations. Some suggest that writing is essential to the development of critical thinking. Writing also illustrates students problem solving process and helps faculty to understand where they may have made an error in their problem solving.

There is a particular emphasis in computer, statistics, and math courses where writing was not emphasized in the past. Journal writing is a method of having students reflect on their learning in the course and documenting these thoughts and feelings in a daily or weekly journal.

This requires students to write as well as reflect on their learning. A parallel movement seems to be taking place both at the elementary and secondary leve. At this time, we are not able to determine if assessment is taking place and to what degree if it is occurring.

Extensive assessment may not occur in the near future as there is little national support for this initiative. Some beginnings of a research discussion are taking place within the writing program administrator community Brian Huot, Syracuse Resistances: Some resistance results from student and faculty culture.

Faculty face the decision about critiquing not just content of the writing but the form syntax and grammatical errors. This often creates further tension with students, since the evaluation can become more subjective and seem too personal.

As well, many faculty consider writing across the curriculum to absorb too much of their time and energy in construction of assignments and evaluation. On another level, writing across the curriculum provides a feedback to the teacher of what students thought the teacher wanted them to learn which can be a painful realization for the teacher also a subjective form of teacher evaluation on this level.

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Xchanges is an interdisciplinary Technical Communication, Writing/Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum journal, which publishes two issues annually from its home in the English Department at the University of New Mexico.

Our Fall issue each year features undergraduate research. A peer-reviewed journal on writing across the curriculum published by Clemson University and Parlor Press, The WAC Journal offers articles by educators about their WAC ideas and WAC experiences, focusing on both practical ideas and pertinent theory.

Welcome to The WAC Journal, a national peer-reviewed journal on writing across the curriculum. Published by Clemson University, Parlor Press, and the WAC Clearinghouse, The WAC Journal is an annual collection of articles by educators about their WAC ideas and WAC experiences.

It is a journal of practical ideas and pertinent theory.

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