Assignments across the Curriculum

In Assignments across the Curriculum, Dan Melzer analyzes the rhetorical features and genres of writing assignments through the writing-to-learn and writing-in-the-disciplines perspectives.

Author: Dan Melzer

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781492012825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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In Assignments across the Curriculum, Dan Melzer analyzes the rhetorical features and genres of writing assignments through the writing-to-learn and writing-in-the-disciplines perspectives. Presenting the results of his study of 2,101 writing assignments from undergraduate courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, and humanities in 100 postsecondary institutions in the United States, Assignments across the Curriculum is unique in its cross-institutional breadth and its focus on writing assignments. The results provide a panoramic view of college writing in the United States. Melzer's framework begins with the rhetorical situations of the assignments—the purposes and audiences—and broadens to include the assignments' genres and discourse community contexts. Among his conclusions is that courses connected to a writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) initiative ask students to write more often, in a greater variety of genres, and for a greater variety of purposes and audiences than non-WAC courses do, making a compelling case for the influence of the WAC movement. Melzer's work also reveals patterns in the rhetorical situations, genres, and discourse communities of college writing in the United States. These larger patterns are of interest to WAC practitioners working with faculty across disciplines, to writing center coordinators and tutors working with students who bring assignments from a variety of fields, to composition program administrators, to first-year writing instructors interested in preparing students for college writing, and to high school teachers attempting to bridge the gap between high school and college writing.

Everyday Genres

The volume then goes on to address some of the most pressing questions being asked by teachers of composition: To what extent can writing be separated from its situation? How can rhetorical expertise be shared across fields?

Author: Mary Soliday

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386185

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 151

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In Everyday Genres: Writing Assignments across the Disciplines, Mary Soliday calls on genre theory- which proposes that writing cannot be separated from social situation-to analyze the common assignments given to writing students in the college classroom, and to investigate how new writers and expert readers respond to a variety of types of coursework in different fields. This in-depth study of writing pedagogy looks at many challenges facing both instructors and students in college composition classes, and offers a thorough and refreshing exploration of writing experience, ability, and rhetorical situation. Soliday provides an overview of the contemporary theory and research in Writing across the Curriculum programs, focusing specifically on the implementation of the Writing Fellows Program at the City College of New York. Drawing on her direct observations of colleagues and students at the school, she addresses the everyday challenges that novice writers face, such as developing an appropriate "stance" in one's writing, and the intricacies of choosing and developing content. The volume then goes on to address some of the most pressing questions being asked by teachers of composition: To what extent can writing be separated from its situation? How can rhetorical expertise be shared across fields? And to what degree is writing ability local rather than general? Soliday argues that, while writing is closely connected to situation, general rhetorical principles can still be capably applied if those situations are known. The key to improving writing instruction, she maintains, is to construct contexts that expose writers to the social actions that genres perform for readers. Supplementing the author's case study are six appendixes, complete with concrete examples and helpful teaching tools to establish effective classroom practices and exercises in Writing across the Curriculum programs. Packed with useful information and insight, Everyday Genres is an essential volume for both students and teachers seeking to expand their understanding of the nature of writing.

The Harcourt Brace Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum

Teachers who put their assignments in writing and then encourage students '
questions about the assignment ( see below ) ensure better responses by all
students , especially those with less verbal facility . SELECTED RESOURCES
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Author: Christopher J. Thaiss

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106017321982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 105

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Writing Across the Chemistry Curriculum

This book discusses issues surrounding a teacher implemented a writing-across-the-curriculum program—designed to improve students' rhetorical and writing skills—in physical science, particularly chemistry.It contains practical material ...

Author: Jeffrey Kovac

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110426967

Category: Education

Page: 91

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This book discusses issues surrounding a teacher implemented a writing-across-the-curriculum program—designed to improve students' rhetorical and writing skills—in physical science, particularly chemistry.It contains practical material such as suggested assignments and strategies that can be put into practice immediately to use writing effectively. A comprehensive reference tool, the advice offered in this book applies to courses throughout the entire chemistry curriculum, including graduate education. Other coverage discusses designing, grading, and responding to writing assignments.For instructors who are considering, or already offering such programs, this book is a rich resource of clear, step-by-step suggestions.

Sustaining Excellence in communicating Across the Curriculum

Writing Assignments References Anson , C . M . , Graham , J . , Jolliffe , D . A . ,
Shapiro , N . S . , & Smith , C . H . ( 1993 ) . Creating effective writing assignments
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Author: Nagwa Kassabgy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131775145

Category: Education

Page: 193

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This book emphasizes ways in which communication skills are used to enhance the learning process in the disciplines. Specifically, it presents experiences and best practices from institutions in various cultures the United States, India, Egypt, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Related pedagogical issues that affect engagement - critical inquiry, creativity and integrity - are given prominence. The title Sustaining Excellence in Communicating across the Curriculum: Cross-Institutional Experiences and Best Practices, thus, provides a framework for the variety of practices that foster student empowerment, cultivate ownership of expression, and sustain learning excellence within and across disciplines. Scholars of CAC, teachers concerned with active, engaging pedagogies across the disciplines, and applied linguists will find this anthology particularly appealing. The culture-specific experiences are intriguing, highlighting surprising similarities and differences in the application of CAC theory.

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Author: Marilyn Gaddis Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556023144033

Category: Translating and interpreting

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Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum

This volume will assist faculty in their own curricular work as well as enable them to combine their individual initiatives with others across their campus.

Author: Richard M. Battistoni

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781945459078

Category: Education

Page: 84

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Civic Education Across the Curriculum offers faculty in all disciplines rationales and resources for connecting their service-learning efforts to the broader goals of civic engagement. Campuses promoting engagement are beginning to tie service-learning practices to their civic mission of preparing students for participation in a diverse, democratic society. There are, however, few resources for faculty—especially those in fields not traditionally linked with civic education—to think about how civic engagement might be incorporated into their own disciplinary perspectives and course goals. This volume distills a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on citizenship into usable conceptual frameworks. It provides concrete examples of course materials, exercises, and assignments that can be used in service-learning courses to develop students’ civic capacities, regardless of disciplinary area. This volume will assist faculty in their own curricular work as well as enable them to combine their individual initiatives with others across their campus.

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Professional Teacher Education Module Series. ED220 674 Propagandizing in
the Interest of War: A Rhetorical Study of the Committee on Public Information.
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ISBN: PSU:000068696979

Category: Education

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Twenty Writing Assignments in Context

Twenty original, classroom-tested assignments: This innovative collection of college writing assignments explores the practical applications of each lesson.

Author: Melissa Bender

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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 Twenty original, classroom-tested assignments: This innovative collection of college writing assignments explores the practical applications of each lesson. Drawing upon current best practices, each chapter includes a discussion of the rationale behind the assignment, along with supplemental elements such as guidelines for evaluation, prewriting exercises and tips for avoiding common pitfalls. The assignments are designed for a range of courses, from first-year composition to upper-division writing in various disciplines.

Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL ESL University Contexts

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 ...

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.

Assignments Matter

Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher coach, author Eleanor Dougherty shows teachers and administrators how to craft high-quality assignments and helps them understand the powerful impact that assignments can have on teaching ...

Author: Eleanor Dougherty

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614401

Category: Education

Page: 190

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What exactly is an "assignment," and why does it matter? How can educators ensure that their teaching meets the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards, so that all students are well prepared for college or careers? Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher coach, author Eleanor Dougherty answers these questions and many more, with two aims in mind: (1) to guide teachers and administrators in crafting high-quality assignments, and (2) to help educators understand the powerful impact that assignments can have on teaching and learning. The book explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments" and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. Readers will learn how to * Follow a seven-step process for crafting effective assignments; * Link assignments to units and courses; * Devise "Anchor" assignments for collaboration and consistency across grades; * Tap into instructional "touchstones" that can enrich any assignment; * Create classroom and school environments that support assignment-making; and * Use assignments as a source of data about teaching and learning. Equipped with the knowledge and expertise gained from Assignments Matter, readers will be able to create meaningful learning experiences for their students and come to appreciate the author's belief that "assignments may well be the missing link in school reform efforts to improve student achievement."

Getting Culture

The editors aim to stimulate readers' thinking and inspire fresh ideas.The book further provides teachers of diversity with a range of effective exercises, and attends to such issues as teacher stress and burnout.This book can also serve to ...

Author: Regan A. R. Gurung

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579222802

Category: Education

Page: 383

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How do we educate our students about cultural diversity and cultural differences, and eliminate cultural ignorance, stereotyping, and prejudice? What are the conceptual issues involved in reaching this goal? How can we integrate these perspectives in disciplinary and diversity courses, and the curriculum?This book is a resource for answering these questions. Within the framework of current scholarship and discussion of essential concepts, it offers practical techniques, and empirically proven 'best practices' for teaching about diversity.The book opens with a conceptual framework, covering such issues as distinguishing teaching to a diverse audience from teaching about diversity and contrasting the incorporation of culture across the curriculum with tokenistic approaches. Subsequent chapters identify classroom practices that can optimize students' learning, especially those from culturally diverse backgrounds; describe feminist principles of education that promote learning for all students; and address principles of effective on-line instruction for diverse populations.The book is intended for faculty integrating diversity into existing courses, and for anyone creating courses on diversity. The ideas and suggestions in the text can be incorporated into any class that includes a discussion of diversity issues or has a diverse student enrollment. The contributors offer pragmatic and tested ways of overcoming student misconceptions and resistance, and for managing emotional responses that can be aroused by the discussion of diversity. The editors aim to stimulate readers' thinking and inspire fresh ideas.The book further provides teachers of diversity with a range of effective exercises, and attends to such issues as teacher stress and burnout.This book can also serve to inform and guide department chairs and other administrators in the design and implementation of diversity initiatives.

Direct from the Disciplines

In Direct from the Disciplines, representatives from a broad range of disciplines at Quinnipiac University recount how they worked together to bring about a writing-across-the-curriculum program that really works.

Author: Mary T. Segall

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UCSC:32106018145430

Category: Education

Page: 183

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In Direct from the Disciplines, representatives from a broad range of disciplines at Quinnipiac University recount how they worked together to bring about a writing-across-the-curriculum program that really works.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Yale ' s Committee on Expository Writing had decided that a curriculum change
was in order since the school was ... Systematic instruction in writing might go on
in these sections , if frequent short assignments that grew out of and led back into
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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032829108

Category: English language

Page: 38

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Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum

Contains a collection of twenty-one essays that provide a guide for assessing and teaching writing in content areas, such as English, science, mathematics, and social studies, for the upper levels of high school, and describes different ...

Author: Charles R. Duke

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017184018

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Contains a collection of twenty-one essays that provide a guide for assessing and teaching writing in content areas, such as English, science, mathematics, and social studies, for the upper levels of high school, and describes different methods for teaching, assignments and how to grade them, and staff development.

Teaching Thinking Across the Curriculum

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Author: Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033044939

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

A collection of stories by educators around the world who have implemented the Habits of Mind, behaviors that lead to school success, in their pay to day teaching across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms.

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416607632

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind--intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world--as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond. As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind. As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, "If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future."