Writing Across the Chemistry Curriculum : An Instructor's Handbook / Edition 1by Jeffrey Kovac, Donna W. Sherwood
Pub. Date: 01/24/2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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/b>/b>… See more details below
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.
- Prentice Hall
- Publication date:
- Pearson Series in Educational Innovation: Classroom Innovations for Chemistry Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.39(d)
Table of Contents
2. Designing Effective Writing Assignments.
Characteristics of a Good Assignment. Topic Types. Conceptual Levels. Formality and Informality in Writing Requirements. Constructing a Good Assignment. Summary.
3. Using Writing in the Chemistry Curriculum.
Using Writing in an Individual Chemistry Course. Using Writing Across the Curriculum. Summary.
4. Grading Writing Assignments.
Weighting Writing. Holistic Grading. Analytical Approach. Ungraded Writing. Training Graders. Summary.
5. Responding to Student Writing.
Writing Responses. Peer Evaluation. Conferencing. Summary.
Content-Specific Assignments. Re-Integration/Enrichment Assignments. Exam-Preparation Assignments. Form-Specific Assignments. Professional Advancement Assignments.
7. Annotated Bibliography.
Style Guides. Dictionaries and Usage Guides. Internet Resources. Professional and Technical Writing Guides. Other Resources for Writers. Resources for Teaching Writing.
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