Writing in the Academic Disciplines

Writing in the Academic Disciplines

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?To understand the ways students learn to write, we must go beyond the small and all too often marginalized component of the curriculum that treats writing explicitly and look at the broader, though largely tacit traditions students encounter in the whole curriculum, a€ explains David R. Russell, in the introduction to this singular study. The updated edition provides a comprehensive history of writing instruction outside general composition courses in American secondary and higher education, from the founding public secondary schools and research universities in the 1870s, through the spread of the writing-across-the-curriculum movement in the 1980s, through the WAC efforts in contemporary curriculums.The college entrance exams (almost all essay) came under increasing fire for being oppressive not only to curricula but to ... Rising secondary enrollment, combined with increasing budgetary constraints, had made essay evaluation costly.

Title:Writing in the Academic Disciplines
Author:David R. Russell
Publisher:SIU Press - 2002


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