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|Writing and Learning in the Disciplines offers strategies to help students gain access to and participate more fully in cross-curricular readings and writings.|
I. READING AND WRITING IN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES.
The Social Sciences: A Focus on the Family.
1. Social History.
Aries, Philipe, Centuries of Childhood: A History of Family Life.
2. Cultural Anthropology.
Stack, Carol, All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community.
Horowitz, Ruth, Honor and the American Dream: Culture and Identity in a Chicano Community.
3. Quantitative Social Science Reading.
De Vos, Susan, Leaving the Parental Home: Patterns in Six Latin American Countries (Journal of Marriage and the Family).
The Humanities: A Focus on the Self.
Locke, John. Of Identity and Diversity, (An excerpt from this portion of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding).
5. Literary Studies.
Bishop, Elizabeth, The Baptism, Elizabeth Bishop: The Collected Prose.
Ed. Robert Giroux, In the Village, Elizabeth Bishop: The Collected Prose.
Kalstone, David, Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell.
Ed. Robert Hemenway, (excerpts from various chapters).
6. Art History.
Reading about Henri Matisse and "Conversation," Flam, Jack.
Matisse: The Man and His Art, 1969-1918.
The Sciences: A Focus on the Environment.
7. Marine Biology.
Francis, Lisbeth, Intraspecific Aggression and Its Effect on the Distribution of Anthopleura elegantissima and Some Related Sea Anemones (Biological Bulletin).
Sebens, Kenneth, The Anemone Below (Natural History).
Raynolds, M.K. and N.A. Felix, Airphoto Analysis of Winter Seismic Disturbance in Northeastern Alaska (Arctic).
Abele, G., et al., Long-Term Effects of Off-Road Vehicle Traffic on Tundra Terrain (Journal of Terramechanics).
Egan, Timothy, The Great Alaska Debate (New York Times Magazine).
Mazess, R.B. and W. Mather, Bone Mineral Content of North Alaskan Eskimos (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
II. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING AND LEARNING.
10. Summarizing Discipline-Specific Texts.
Lynn Weiner, From Apprenticeship to School: The Beginnings of the Modern Family.
Introducing Additional Sources for Summarizing.
Demos, John, Past, Present, and Personal: The Family and the Life Course in American History.
Parfit, Derek, What We Believe Ourselves to Be, Reasons and Persons.
A Source from Marine Biology.
Francis, Lisbeth, Clone Specific Segregation in the Sea Anemone Anthopleura elegantissima (Biological Bulletin).
11. Synthesizing Discipline-Specific Texts.
Markelis, Nada, In Her Own World (student-written paper).
Lewis, Oscar, Five Families: Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty.
Bishop, Elizabeth, Gwendolyn, Elizabeth Bishop: The Collected Prose Ed. Robert Giroux.
David Kalstone, Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell. Ed.
Robert Hemenway (excerpts from various chapters).
Walker, D.A., et al, Cumulative Impacts of Oil Fields on Northern Alaskan Landscape.
Science; Arctic Refuge Bill Stalls Once Again (Congressional Quarterly Almanac).
Spitler, Amanda, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Oil Field or Wildernesses? (BioScience).
A Guide for Synthesizing.
12. Analyzing Discipline-Specific Texts.
Acevedo, Natalie, Leaving the Parental Home: What Does It Mean? (student-written paper).
Goldsheider, F.K. and C. Goldscheider, Family Structure and Conflict: nest Leaving Expectations of Young Adults and Their Parents (Journal of Marriage and the Family).
Flam, Jack, Henri Matisse: Bathers with a Turtle, ARTnews (A Source from Nutrition).
Ellis, F.R., et al., Incidence of Osteoporosis in Vegetarians and Omnivores (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).
III. ACADEMIC SKILLS FOR WRITING AND LEARNING.
13. Reading and Annotating Discipline-Specific Texts.
14. Paraphrasing and Quoting.
15. Documenting Sources.
IV. WRITING THE RESEARCH ESSAY.
16. Writing the Research Essay.
Williams, Bruce Earl, Fatherhood and the Unmarried Adolescent African American Male (student-written paper).