Academic Writing Consulting and WAC

This book provides theoretical models and practical methods for helping writing teachers and writing program administrators within postsecondary institutions conduct the interdisciplinary, collaborative consulting activities that are common ...

Author: Jeffrey Jablonski

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127431968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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This book provides theoretical models and practical methods for helping writing teachers and writing program administrators within postsecondary institutions conduct the interdisciplinary, collaborative consulting activities that are common with formal and information writing across the curriculum (WAC) programs. It specifically discusses how to conduct the day-to-day work of negotiating close working partnerships with faculty in other disciplines and is the first book length treatment to do so. The book deepens current understandings of how writing specialist collaborate with non-writing specialists in academic contexts and provides a map for structuring successful collaborations in the future.

WAC and Second Language Writers

Her publications include the co-authored Engaged Writers and Dynamic
Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life, the ... She is a member of the
Consultants Board of the International WAC Network, the College Composition
and ...

Author: Terry Myers Zawacki

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355057

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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Editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Teaching Academic Writing in European Higher Education

Within these classes, sit a peer (student) tutor trained by a faculty member to act
as a writing consultant and peer and faculty mentor. These WAC tutors work
closely with faculty, creating developmental writing assignments appropriate to
the ...

Author: Lennart Björk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402012082

Category: Education

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This volume describes in detail teaching philosophies, curricular structures, research approaches and organizational models used in European countries. It offers concrete teaching strategies and examples: from individual tutorials to large classes, from face-to-face to web-based teaching, and addresses educational and cultural differences between writing instruction in Europe and the US.

The Academic Crisis of the Community College

WRONG. WITH. WRITING. ACROSS. THE. CURRICULUM. The central
educational problem of open-access colleges is ... of WAC programs —
workshops and institutes which stimulate conversations across disciplines,
writing consultants to ...

Author: Dennis McGrath

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791405621

Category: Education

Page: 185

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"What I like most about this book is that the authors do not see community colleges as being separate from other parts of post-secondary education. The usual view of two-year colleges is reductionist -- perceiving them exclusively in functional ways -- vocational, collegiate, remedial, etc. McGrath and Spear see community colleges as part of the full historical unfolding of educational institutions in the United States and, thus, critique them as academic institutions. This is an important work -- more intellectually challenging and wide ranging than virtually all books on the subject." -- L. Steven Zwerling New York University School of Continuing Education "This is a book which will stand out. It takes a genuinely fresh, integrated approach to a difficult and vexing problem. The authors develop a synoptic picture of education in the community college by tracing the ways in which that institution has been shaped. The authors present a convincing framework within which they can discuss the past failures of efforts at reform and put forward their own proposals." -- William M. Sullivan, LaSalle University; co-author Habits of the Heart "The concept of 'remedialization' of the community college is an important contribution to the understanding of community colleges. This work is appealing because it draws from and is influenced by a diversity of works in philosophy, education theory, organization theory, and literary analysis. I especially appreciate the fact that this book does not proselytize the community college credo nor politicize its function." -- Estela M. Bensimon, The Pennsylvania State University

The Routledge Companion to English Studies

Introduction Writing in/across the disciplines represents a movement in the study
and teaching of academic writing that ... writing courses linked with “content”
courses, courses designated as “writing-intensive”, and writing consultants to the
faculty. ... This area of research and teaching is commonly identified as “WID” (“
writing in the disciplines”), “WAC” (“writing across the curriculum”), or both (“WAC/
WID”) ...

Author: Constant Leung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317918929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

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English is now a global phenomenon no longer defined by fixed territorial, cultural and social functions. The Routledge Companion to English Studies provides an authoritative overview of the subject area. Taking into account the changing conceptualisations of English, this Companion considers both historical trajectories and contemporary perspectives whilst also showcasing the state-of-the-art contributions made by the established scholars of the field. The Routledge Companion to English Studies: provides a set of broad perspectives on English as a subject of study and research highlights the importance of the link between English and other languages within the concepts of multilingualism and polylingualism investigates the use of language in communication through the medium of digital technology covering key issues such as Digital Literacies, Multimodal Literacies and Games and Broadcast Language explores the role of English in education taking account of social, ethnographic and global perspectives on pedagogical issues. This collection of thirty-four newly commissioned articles provides a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the dynamic and diverse field of English Studies and will be an invaluable text for advanced students and researchers in this area.

WPA Writing Program Administration

If the university is to support team - based WAC it needs to put in place structures
that allow for communication and ... Teams of faculty may be ideal to develop
WAC programs , teams that combine subject specialists and writing consultants .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107434205

Category: English language

Page:

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Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL ESL University Contexts

Johns, A. M. (2001). ESL students and WAC programs: Varied populations and
diverse needs. ... The writing consultant: Collaboration and team teaching. In
S. H. ... LASPAU: Academic and professional programsfor the Americas.
Retrieved ...

Author: Jennifer Lynn Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415896702

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 187

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Clearly explaining writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) pedagogy for English language teachers in university settings, this book offers an accessible guide to integrating writing and speaking tasks across the curriculum and in disciplinary courses. Teachers will find this book useful because its direct, practical advice can be easily incorporated in their classrooms to help their students develop advanced disciplinary English skills in writing, oral presentation, and graphical presentation. Enhancing its usefulness and relevance, each chapter includes coverage of the use of technology for teaching and learning; ways in which teachers can effectively and efficiently assess writing and speaking; and vignettes or examples to Illustrate writing strategies or assignments in different contexts. Pulling together the key features of writing-across-the-curriculum in one volume this book, is an efficient resource for busy EFL/ESL teachers worldwide.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Chapter 4 further articulates the knowledge base of WAC specialists by
addressing questions about what they know and do relevant to academic writing
consulting . It develops a typology of writing consulting models : the workshop
model ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112755512

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Writing in the Academic Disciplines 1870 1990

Other institutions reduced their programs , attaching them to a writing center or to
English department writing courses . ... Other WAC programs became “ critical
thinking ” programs or evolved into consulting services under the auspices of ...

Author: David R. Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021870012

Category: Education

Page: 383

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In this singular study, David R. Russell provides a history of writing instruction outside general composition courses in American secondary and higher education, from the founding of public secondary schools and research universities in the 1870s through the spread of the writing-across-the-curriculum movement in the 1980s. Russell's task is to examine the ways writing was taught in the myriad curricula that composed the varied structure of secondary and higher education in modern America. He begins with the assertion that, before the 1870s, writing was taught as ancillary to speaking. As a result, formal writing instruction was essentially training in handwriting, the mechanical process of transcribing sound to visual form. From this point, Russell carefully examines academic writing, its origins and its teaching, from a broad institutional perspective. He looks at the history of little-studied genres of student writing such as the research paper, lab report, and essay examination. Tracing the effects of increasing specialization on writing instruction, he notes how two new ideals of academic life, research and utilitarian service, shaped writing instruction into its modern forms. Finally, he contributes the definitive history of the current writing-across-the-curriculum movement, providing a study of the long tradition of other WAC efforts with an analysis of why they have waned.

Collaborating Literature and Composition

Essays for Teachers and Writers of English Frank Gaughan, Peter H. Khost ...
Academic Writing Consulting and WAC Jeffrey Jablonski Identities Across Text
George H . Jensen Classroom Spaces and Writing Instruction Ed Nagelhout &
Carol ...

Author: Frank Gaughan

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1572737107

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

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"The disciplines of English and composition seem particularly prone to crisis-driven proclamations: our kids don't read the great works or they don't read at all or they can't write. Crisis talk notwithstanding, educators are left to theorize and practice ways to teach reading and writing with intelligence, compassion, and integrity. However, it often seems that theoretical formulations do not sufficiently explain their practicable applications; and practicable discussions too rarely rise above the level of swapping recipes--sharing assignments that work well in one context but may not in another. Therefore, the editors of this volume submit this collection of essays that strives to harmonize the all-too-often discordant qualities of theory and practice. Each co-authored essay illustrates and analyzes various classroom-based strategies for productive collaboration between literature and composition. This collection envisons a reciprocal to composing literature--literaturing composition, which entails "living through" literature, as Louise Rosenblatt has it. This process regards the literary text as a medium for creative action, so that one reads not to criticize so much as to imagine new compositional possibilities. The eight essays in this collection are divided into four sections which span topics that include: textuality and critical pedagogy, argumentation and hybrid genres, student engagement and popular culture, and materiality and assessment."--Publisher's website.

The Writing Program Administrator as Theorist

Figure 11 - 2 Functional view of writing programs ' work WPA - led teams
conducting WAC workshops , consulting with ... however , some go on to an even
broader circle , the All - University Writing Committee ) WPA making decisions
about ...

Author: Shirley K. Rose

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016122001

Category: Education

Page: 201

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The work of Writing Program Administration, however, overturns that perception, for it demands that theory be integrated within everyday decision-making.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Author: Chris M. Anson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015032535828

Category: Education

Page: 187

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This annotated bibliography is the first to trace the history of the Writing Across the Curriculum Movement and to assess the scholarship and pedagogy on the subject for researchers in diverse fields.

On Location

MARTI SINGER is an associate professor of English at Georgia State University .
She was formerly the director for training writing consultants for the WAC program
and is currently the director for lower - division studies in English .

Author: Candace Spigelman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015060851956

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Classroom-based writing tutoring is a distinct form of writing support, a hybrid instructional method that engages multiple voices and texts within the college classroom. Tutors work on location in the thick of writing instruction and writing activity. On Location is the first volume to discuss this emerging practice in a methodical way. The essays in this collection integrate theory and practice to highlight the alliances and connections on-location tutoring offers while suggesting strategies for resolving its conflicts. Contributors examine classroom-based tutoring programs located in composition courses as well as in writing intensive courses across the disciplines.

Writing Centers and Writing Across the Curriculum Programs

Entrusting English with writing across the curriculum (WAC), she asserts, stems
from the belief that the "English ... the disciplines consult the center director about
using writing assignments instead of consulting, say, the director of writing in the
 ...

Author: Robert W. Barnett

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313306990

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Writing Centers have traditionally been viewed as marginalized facilities within their institutions. This book challenges that view by examining the evolving theoretical, practical, and institutional relationships between Writing Centers and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Based on their experiences at particular institutions, expert contributors present a variety of approaches for establishing and developing effective partnerships between Writing Centers and WAC Programs. These partnerships have been given relatively little consideration in the larger field of composition and rhetoric. By deepening our knowledge of the merging of these two specialized areas of scholarship, the volume sets the foundation for more advanced research. The contributors present different perspectives that accurately portray the true diversity of Writing Center/WAC partnerships and their compatibility with larger institutional missions.

Marginal Words Marginal Work

In a visionary sense, the perfect outcome would be a university that is a Writing
Center—one where the presence of an actual Writing Center would be rendered
... Writing lab consultants talk about helping students writing across the
disciplines. ... You can also access issues of WAC publications such as Across
the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and Academic Writing. www.wisc.edu/writing/
wf/main.html: ...

Author: William J. Macauley

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UCSC:32106019486775

Category: Education

Page: 277

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How can we tutor our campus communities, administrators, faculty, and students toward the most effective use of writing center resources? Based on the premise that writing centers know how to guide learners toward more productive and successful work, this volume includes scholarship that provides historical, theoretical, and practical guidance for both writing centers and their campus communities. This collection focuses on helping the academy understand writing centers and, more importantly, articulates how writing centers move beyond remediation and become centers of learning and teaching through fostering productive working relationships.

Academic Literacies

Writing across the curriculum ( WAC ) as a movement ( see Russell 1989a for an
historical overview of predecessors to the current ... Writing consultants and
faculty workshops often address the following areas for change with respect to
writing ...

Author: Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031369320

Category: Education

Page: 205

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This book joins the continuing debate over cultural literacy, but offers a new point of view - the students'.

Higher Education Abstracts Fall 1991 Volume 27 Number 1

Chapter 10 is concerned with the evaluation of WAC programs , Chapter 11
deals with the application of WAC to non - English - speaking students , and
Chapter 12 ... The use of writing consultants to work with faculty members and
students in computer - assisted writing laboratories is the subject of Chapter 13 .
... Professor of English , City University of New York , Queensborough Community
College .

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Programs that Work

Models and Methods for Writing Across the Curriculum Toby Fulwiler, Art Young.
writing and learning . The report also includes recommendations for improving
the preparation , guidance , and support of faculty who adopt WAC in the future .
... to speak about their specialities to the uninformed generalist imposes a
common language on the university community . ... Briefly describes her
experiences as a part - time writing consultant for her colleagues at Albion
College for a year .

Author: Toby Fulwiler

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015017752174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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This book describes in detail successful writing-across-the-curriculum programs at fourteen colleges and universities in the United States. Each chapter is written by a team of participating instructors, many representing disciplines other than English.

Resituating Writing

The Conqueror One possible role for the WAC director as foreigner , especially in
the eyes of some administrators , is that of conqueror . ... proposed writing
proficiency examination was referred to as a “ search and destroy mission ” to rid
the university of students unfit to graduate . ... If there is no money for consultants ,
WAC directors should contact directors of nearby programs for help and support (
see ...

Author: Joseph Janangelo

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106015913541

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Second is that WPAs can creatively use this different and liminal status to help writing programs resituate themselves at the center, rather than at the margins, of their institutions.