The WAC Casebook

This text contains descriptions of writing situations from instructors experienced in WAC courses.

Author: Christopher M. Anson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195127757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) invites instructors from other departments to teach writing courses in their discipline in the composition program. This text contains descriptions of writing situations from instructors experienced in WAC courses.

Keywords in Writing Studies

For the faculty and administrators trying to begin or develop WAC/WID initiatives, however, the generality of the terms WAC and WID presents a quandary. ... The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development.

Author: Paul Heilker

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457193484

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Keywords in Writing Studies is an exploration of the principal ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. A sequel to the 1996 work Keywords in Composition Studies, this new volume traces the evolution of the field’s lexicon, taking into account the wide variety of theoretical, educational, professional, and institutional developments that have redefined it over the past two decades. Contributors address the development, transformation, and interconnections among thirty-six of the most critical terms that make up writing studies. Looking beyond basic definitions or explanations, they explore the multiple layers of meaning within the terms that writing scholars currently use, exchange, and question. Each term featured is a part of the general disciplinary parlance, and each is a highly contested focal point of significant debates about matters of power, identity, and values. Each essay begins with the assumption that its central term is important precisely because its meaning is open and multiplex. Keywords in Writing Studies reveals how the key concepts in the field are used and even challenged, rather than advocating particular usages and the particular vision of the field that they imply. The volume will be of great interest to both graduate students and established scholars.

Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies

Occasionally, practical knowledge can be located through a search for books and journal articles; one example of a book that is practical knowledge about WAC is Chris Anson's edited collection The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty ...

Author: Vicki Byard

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357938

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies is a student-friendly guide to how knowledge is constructed and disseminated in composition studies, as well as a thorough handbook on how to conduct bibliographic research in the discipline. Student readers are taught Stephen North's taxonomy of scholarship, empirical research, and practice so that they can better contextualize the sources they read, and they learn the unique ways that some genres of publication function in composition studies. The book also leads students through the entire process of completing a bibliographic assignment.

Teaching L2 Composition

In C. M. Anson (Ed.), The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program development (pp. ix-xxii). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Anson, C. M. (Ed.). (2002b). The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program ...

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136696640

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 425

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This popular, comprehensive theory-to-practice text is designed to help teachers understand the task of writing, L2 writers, the different pedagogical models used in current composition teaching, and reading–writing connections. Moving from general themes to specific pedagogical concerns, it includes practice-oriented chapters on the role of genre, task construction, course and lesson design, writing assessment, feedback, error treatment, and classroom language (grammar, vocabulary, style) instruction. Although all topics are firmly grounded in relevant research, a distinguishing feature of the text is the array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks that pre- and in-service teachers can use to develop the complex skills involved in teaching second language writing. Each chapter includes Questions for Reflection, Further Reading and Resources, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities. An ideal text for L2 teacher preparation courses, courses that include both L1 and L2 students, and workshops for instructors of L2 writers in academic (secondary and postsecondary) settings, the accessible synthesis of theory and research enables readers to see the relevance of the field’s knowledge base to their own present or future classroom settings and student writers.

Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures

In The WAC Casebook, edited by Chris M. Anson, 130–32. New York: Oxford University Press. Howe, Kenneth R. 2009. “Isolating Science from the Humanities: The Third Dogma of Educational Research.” Qualitative Inquiry 15 (4): 766–84.

Author: Maureen Mathison

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures describes a multiyear project to develop a writing curriculum within the College of Engineering that satisfied the cultural needs of both compositionists and engineers at a large R1 university. Employing intercultural communication theory and an approach to interdisciplinary collaboration that involved all parties, cross-disciplinary colleagues were able to develop useful descriptions of the process of integrating writing with engineering; overcoming conflicts and misunderstandings about the nature of writing, gender bias, hard science versus soft science tensions; and many other challenges. This volume represents the collective experiences and insights of writing consultants involved in the large-scale curriculum reform of the entire College of Engineering; they collaborated closely with faculty members of the various departments and taught writing to engineering students in engineering classrooms. Collaborators developed syllabi that incorporated writing into their courses in meaningful ways, designed lessons to teach various aspects of writing, created assignments that integrated engineering and writing theory and concepts, and worked one-on-one with students to provide revision feedback. Though interactions were sometimes tense, the two groups––writing and engineering––developed a “third culture” that generally placed students at the center of learning. Sojourning in Disciplinary Cultures provides a guide to successful collaborations with STEM faculty that will be of interest to WPAs, instructors, and a range of both composition scholars and practitioners seeking to understand more about the role of writing and communication in STEM disciplines. Contributors: Linn K. Bekins, Sarah A. Bell, Mara K. Berkland, Doug Downs, April A. Kedrowicz, Sarah Read, Julie L. Taylor, Sundy Watanabe

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom

The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Bean, J. C. (2011). Engaging ideas: The professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in ...

Author: Julee B. Waldrop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693796

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom provides a comprehensive overview and systematic assessment of the flipped classroom methodology in higher education. The book: Reviews various pedagogical theories that inform flipped classroom practice and provides a brief history from its inception in K–12 to its implementation in higher education. Offers well-developed and instructive case studies chronicling the implementation of flipped strategies across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, physical environments, and student populations. Provides insights and suggestions to instructors in higher education for the implementation of flipped strategies in their own courses by offering reflections on learning outcomes and student success in flipped classrooms compared with those employing more traditional models and by describing relevant technologies. Discusses observations and analyses of student perceptions of flipping the classroom as well as student practices and behaviors particular to flipped classroom models. Illuminates several research models and approaches for use and modification by teacher-scholars interested in building on this research on their own campuses. The evidence presented on the flipped classroom methodology by its supporters and detractors at all levels has thus far been almost entirely anecdotal or otherwise unreliable. Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom is the first book to provide faculty members nuanced qualitative and quantitative evidence that both supports and challenges the value of flipping the college classroom.

Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

[]. Retrieved November 2010. Angelo, T. A., and Cross, K.P. Classroom Assessment Techniques (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993. Anson, C. M. (ed.). The WAC Casebook.

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118205822

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one of the chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especially challenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teaching techniques, and writing assignments into STEM and other quantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningful approaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant for their students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives for writing curricula. This important resource provides instructors with the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writing well in quantitative courses at all levels of the college curriculum and to promote students' general cognitive and intellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematical concepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities and assignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding to students' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review, revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in all disciplines to integrate more writing into their courses have wished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would step forward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, University Distinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically sound book describes practical strategies for teachers in the quantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing. It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engage students in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, and effective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor of English emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, and engaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructors wishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to the quantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded in writing-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor, classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearly loves—improving the quality of student learning in math and science."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, and author, Engaging Ideas

Academic Writing Consulting and WAC

Although many WAC programs have evolved into other entities , such as teaching and learning centers or communication ... Another resource for faculty in other disciplines is Chris Anson's The WAC Casebook : Scenes for Faculty Reflection ...

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.

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program development. New York: Oxford University Press. Anson, C. (2006). Assessing writing in cross-curricular programs; Determining the locus of activity.

Author: Richard Beach, Professor Emeritus of English Education, University of Minnesota

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442228740

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This book provides activities and examples that use technological tools to help students learn how to create digital texts. This book also provides a basis for creating novel classroom activities that encourage students to define purpose and audience, make textual links, collaborate, gain new perspectives, and construct identities through writing. ies.

Writing Against the Curriculum

Pp . 69-71 in The WAC Casebook : Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development , edited by Chris M. Anson . New York : Oxford University Press , 2002 . Young , Jeffrey . “ Hybrid ' Teaching Seeks to End the Divide between ...

Author: Randi Gray Kristensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739128000

Category: Education

Page: 235

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Writing against the Curriculum responds to the popularity of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and similar programs in U.S. higher education. Essays by administrators, faculty, and librarians—teaching introductory and advanced writing classes—argue that such classrooms make excellent spaces to question disciplinarity through the study of rhetoric, critical thinking, and curricular flexibility. This intervention in composition and cultural studies discourses enables the activist enactment of cultural studies' theory and addresses the theoretical implications of composition practices.

Creating Wicked Students

The WAC casebook: Scenes from faculty reflection and program development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2015). The LEAP challenge: Education for a world of unscripted problems.

Author: Paul Hanstedt

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620366998

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In Creating Wicked Students, Paul Hanstedt argues that courses can and should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare them for life after college. As the author puts it, “this book begins with the assumption that what we all want for our students is that they be capable of changing the world....When a student leaves college, we want them to enter the world not as drones participating mindlessly in activities to which they’ve been appointed, but as thinking, deliberative beings who add something to society.” There’s a lot of talk in education these days about “wicked problems”—problems that defy traditional expectations or knowledge, problems that evolve over time: Zika, ISIS, political discourse in the era of social media. To prepare students for such wicked problems, they need to have wicked competencies, the ability to respond easily and on the fly to complex challenges. Unfortunately, a traditional education that focuses on content and skills often fails to achieve this sense of wickedness. Students memorize for the test, prepare for the paper, practice the various algorithms over and over again—but when the parameters or dynamics of the test or the paper or the equation change, students are often at a loss for how to adjust. This is a course design book centered on the idea that the goal in the college classroom—in all classrooms, all the time—is to develop students who are not just loaded with content, but capable of using that content in thoughtful, deliberate ways to make the world a better place. Achieving this goal requires a top-to-bottom reconsideration of courses, including student learning goals, text selection and course structure, day-to-day pedagogies, and assignment and project design. Creating Wicked Students takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while always encouraging instructors to consider concepts and exercises in light of their own courses and students.

Changing the Conversation about Higher Education

The WAC casebook: Scenes for faculty reflection and program development. New York: Oxford University Press. Arnett, (2000). Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist, 55 ...

Author: Robert Joseph Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475801859

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This book hopes to change the nature of the conversation about higher education from critiques to focusing on efforts of systematic improvement in undergraduate education. Changing the Conversation about Higher Education establishes a culture of experimentation and evidence for undergraduate education through undertaking teaching and learning experiments at 13 universities. This book discusses the contributions and findings from these experiments and is intended for academic administrators, faculty, and graduate students who are interested in improving undergraduate teaching and learning. The experiments are directed at two core aims of a liberal education: critical thinking and writing. The book is structured to address the issues of vision, structure, and cultural transformation that are of specific interest to academic administrators and the promising practices and issues of identity and support that are concerns of faculty and graduate students.

Helping Doctoral Students Write

London: Routledge. Alcoff,L.and Potter, E. (1993). Feminist epistemologies. New York: Routledge. Anson, C.M. (ed.) (2002).The WAC casebook: Scenesfor faculty reflection and program development.New York:Oxford University Press.

Author: Barbara Kamler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317802129

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Helping Doctoral Students Write offers a proven approach to effective doctoral writing. By treating research as writing and writing as research, the authors offer pedagogical strategies for doctoral supervisors that will assist the production of well-argued and lively dissertations. It is clear that many doctoral candidates find research writing complicated and difficult, but the advice they receive often glosses over the complexities of writing and/or locates the problem in the writer. Kamler and Thomson provide a highly effective framework for scholarly work that is located in personal, institutional and cultural contexts. The pedagogical approach developed in the book is based on the notion of writing as a social practice. This approach allows supervisors to think of doctoral writers as novices who need to learn new ways with words as they enter the discursive practices of scholarly communities. This involves learning sophisticated writing practices with specific sets of conventions and textual characteristics. The authors offer supervisors practical advice on helping with commonly encountered writing tasks such as the proposal, the journal abstract, the literature review and constructing the dissertation argument. The first edition of this book has helped many academics and thousands of research students produce better written material. Now fully updated the second edition includes: Examples from a broader range of academic disciplines A new chapter on writing from the thesis for peer reviewed journals More advice on reading and note taking, performance and conferences, Further information on developing a personal academic writing style, and Advice on the use of social media (blogs, tweets and wikis) to create trans-disciplinary and trans-national networks and conversations. Their discussion of the complexities of forming a scholarly identity is illustrated throughout by stories and writings of actual doctoral students. In conclusion, they present a persuasive and proven argument that universities must move away from simply auditing supervision to supporting the development of scholarly research communities. Any supervisor keen to help their students develop as academics will find the ideas and practical solutions presented in this book fascinating and insightful reading.

Sustaining Excellence in Communicating across the Curriculum

The latest of his publications is The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development (Oxford University Press, 2002), an edited collection of scenarios for faculty development in writing across the curriculum.

Author: Nagwa Kassabgy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443811521

Category: Education

Page: 205

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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.

Working with Student Writers

The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development. Edited by Chris M. Anson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002: ix–xiii. Herrington, Anne, and Charles Moran. “The Idea of Genre in Theory and Practice.

Author: Leonard A. Podis

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000067086801

Category: Education

Page: 396

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This revised, expanded collection provides practical and theoretical knowledge for undergraduate writing associates and graduate teaching assistants. Unlike similar collections, this volume is comprised largely of pieces authored by tutors themselves, offering hands-on advice for current classmates and future tutors; thus the volume highlights specific issues that arise when writing associates and novice teachers actually attempt to practice their craft. When used in pedagogy courses, the essays can serve both as sources of instruction about tutoring and teaching and as models for students' own course papers. This edition incorporates fifteen new essays to complement the best selections from the first edition.

Casebook on Tort Law

More recently, in FB (Suing by her Mother and Litigation Friend, WAC) v Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 334 involving the negligence of Senior House Officer (SHO), Dr Rushd, in respect of the treatment of a young ...

Author: Kirsty Horsey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192893659


Page: 592

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The essential companion for undergraduate tort law students, providing a comprehensive portable library of leading tort cases. Horsey & Rackley bring together a range of carefully edited extracts, combined with insightful commentary and annotated cases to help students identify and analyse the key elements of a case.

Kidner s Casebook on Torts

The fifteenth edition of Kidner's Casebook on Torts has been thoroughly revised to reflect all recent developments in the law of torts since publication of the last edition, including new case extracts: • on duty: Darnley v Croydon ...

Author: Kirsty Horsey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198830887

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Kidner's Casebook on Torts is the essential companion for undergraduate tort law students, providing a comprehensive portable library of leading cases in the field. Kirsty Horsey and Ericka Rackley, authors of the best-selling tort law textbook, combine their talents again to update Kidner's popular casebook; bringing together an impressive range of carefully edited extracts and combining insightful commentary with questions and annotated cases to help your students identify and analyse the key elements of each case. Online resources The text is supported by online resources which provide a comprehensive suite of resources, including downloadable annotated cases, flashcard glossary, and web links and video clips of current items.

The Dick Tracy Casebook



Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: IND:30000045739830

Category: Art

Page: 273

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A representative collection of Dick Tracy adventures from the popular comic strip includes "The Hotel Murders" from the 1930s, "Putty Puss" from the 1980s, and other favorite cases

Understanding Lord of the Flies A Student Casebook to Issues Sources and Historical Documents

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents Kirstin Olsen ... in its characters, who, despite all the "waccos" and "wizards," remain recognizable as the sort of people everyone has known in school, work, and society.

Author: Kirstin Olsen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781573566766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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A seemingly simple tale of schoolboys marooned on an island, Lord of the Flies has proven to be one of the most enigmatic and provocative pieces of literature ever published. This casebook probes the many layers of meaning in the novel, examining its literary, philosophical, historical, scientific, and religious significance. Beginning with a literary analysis that explores the universality of the novel's characters, the story is considered as subversion of the adventure tale, comparing it to such classics as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe. From these literary depictions of savagery, this study delves deeper, confronting the long-running philosophical and biological debates about human nature that have absorbed such influential thinkers as Rousseau and Darwin. The full meaning of Lord of the Flies is further contextualized by tracing historical views on civilization, from the Victorian perspective, to the very real horrors of World War II. This casebook integrates analysis and primary documents, with excerpts from materials as diverse as the Bible, the writings of Darwin, and war crimes interviews, to explore the very nature of human aggression and evil. This book will spark students to consider intriguing connections between Golding's masterpiece and broader concepts of civilization, altruism, political leadership responsibilities, and the history of western imperialism. The interdisciplinary approach of this casebook helps students situate the lessons of Lord of the Flies in the context of Education, War and Postwar, the Adventure Story, Religion, and Biology and Evolution. The six topic sections integrate original illustrations and photos, literary excerpts, and primary documents and historic writings that help contextualize the work. Thought-provoking ideas for class discussions and research topics, with carefully chosen further reading suggestions enhance this volume as a teaching tool.

Surface Engineering Casebook

Friction is the resistance to motion of one body sliding on another . The force that will just cause sliding to start ( to initiate sliding ) , F , is found experimentally to be directly proportional to the normal force or load Wacross ...

Author: J S Burnell-Gray

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 1855732602

Category: Mathematics

Page: 290

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Overview of surface engineering technologies. Electroless nickel coatings: case study. Thermal spraying: an overview.