The writing across the disciplines approach is designed to give students additional academic writing experiences, but also to have them practice with the language conventions and specific formats typical of that discipline. For example, the lab report differs in content, format and style from literary criticism or the annual business report.
Based on the best practices that have emerged during the four years of the PCCC Writing Initiative, we will be discussing how to use, assign and evaluate writing that occurs in different disciplines.
There will be a series of topics discussed including:
- A brief overview of the goals of the Initiative and our writing intensive courses
- What do you do with writing in your classes now?
- Using formal and informal writing
- Creating effective writing assignments
- Incorporating information literacy and critical thinking
- Responding to and grading student writing - for content and for writing
- Writing Resources available to you and your students at PCCC
Space is limited, so if you’re interested in participating, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 23rd. Please include your department and the courses you will be teaching in the spring. For more information, go to http://pccc.libguides.com/writing/.