Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and the Academic Library: A Guide for Librarians, Instructors, and Writing Program Directors

Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and the Academic Library: A Guide for Librarians, Instructors, and Writing Program Directors

by Jean Sheridan
     
 

Writing-Across-the-Curriculum is a popular and effective means of teaching writing to undergraduates and preparing them to write in specific academic disciplines. It assumes that the ultimate responsibility for teaching this writing resides with faculty in the disciplines. This professional reference provides practical information to librarians who wish to know

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Writing-Across-the-Curriculum is a popular and effective means of teaching writing to undergraduates and preparing them to write in specific academic disciplines. It assumes that the ultimate responsibility for teaching this writing resides with faculty in the disciplines. This professional reference provides practical information to librarians who wish to know more about Writing-Across-the-Curriculum and to instructors in writing-intensive courses who wish to know more about using library resources.

The first part of the book defines Writing-Across-the- Curriculum and places the movement within the larger context of composition theory. In the second part, the research process and process writing are described and compared, and specific assignments are suggested. Included is a chapter presenting a model for a writing-intensive course taught by a librarian. The third part advises instructors on how to use the library effectively in teaching, and advises librarians on how to reform library instruction. The fourth part contains case studies of effective collaborations between librarians, instructors, and writing programs.

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Comprises nine essays concerning WAC (writing-across-the- curriculum), a pedagogic reform which aims to shift the full burden of writing instruction away from composition classes, where it has traditionally resided, and return the charge to the disciplines or content areas. Sections cover various perspectives on style concerning WAC; research skills, process writing, and library-based writing courses; what WAC instructors and librarians can learn from one another; and case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313291340
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1995
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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