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Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy By Mark L. Waldo

Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy
by Mark L. Waldo

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Addresses how writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) programs can be effective in the context of differences among languages and specializations in disciplines they serve. It argues the importance of comprehensive writing centers to the WAC endeavor; explains tutor training and faculty consultancy; and discusses a multilayered assessment program.
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Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy: Establishing Discipline-Based Writing Programs by Mark L. Waldo

In this volume, Mark Waldo argues that writing across the curriculum (WAC) programs should be housed in writing centers and explains an innovative approach to enhancing their effectiveness: focus WAC on the writing agendas of the disciplines. He asserts that WAC operation should reflect an academy characterized by multiple language communities--each with contextualized values, purposes, and forms for writing, and no single community's values superior to another's.

Starting off with an examination of the core issue, that WAC should be promoting learning to write in the disciplines instead of writing to learn, Waldo proposes:
*housing WAC in comprehensive writing centers independent of any other department;
*using dialogue and inquiry rather than prescriptive techniques in the WAC program's interaction with faculty in other disciplines; and
*phasing out writing assessment that depends on one test measuring the writing abilities of students from all disciplines.

In the process of making his case, Waldo discusses tutor training, faculty consultancy, and multilayered assessment programs. In addition to presenting the theoretical and practical advantages of discipline-based WAC programs, he also offers clear and compelling evidence from his own institution that supports the success of this approach to writing instruction.

Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy: Establishing Discipline-Based Writing Programs will be of interest to writing program and WAC administrators; writing center administrators; graduate students studying composition; and educators and graduate students involved in WAC initiatives, research, and study.

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Table of Contents


Contents: Preface. Introduction: How Universities Are Towers of Babel and How They Are Not. First-Year English, Graduate Programs in Composition Studies, and Writing Across the Curriculum: In the Tower Wobbling. Saving Wordsworth's Poet. Wordsworth's Poet Conducts WAC Workshops, or the Influence of Writing to Learn on the Cross-Curricular Writing Enterprise. WAC Administration Reduced to English-Only, Writing-Intensive, or Discipline-Based Models. Still the Last Best Place for Writing Across the Curriculum: The Writing Center. Workshops for Designing Assignments and Grading Writing Across the Curriculum: A Difference-Based Approach. Assessing Student Writing Within the Disciplines. Specialization, Stewardship, and WAC: An Essential Partnership. Appendices.

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GOR009956175
Demythologizing Language Difference in the Academy: Establishing Discipline-Based Writing Programs by Mark L. Waldo
Mark L. Waldo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
2003-12-01
222
0805847367
9780805847369
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