112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Teaching Writing Across Disciplines

Session Chair: 
Shefali Rajamannar, University of Southern California
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Raincross B


  1. Gabi Kathoefer, University of Denver
    This paper discusses corrective feedback to compositions written in a second language, focusing on two learning outcomes: linguistic accuracy and critical thinking. We give an overview of current research on the topic and discuss common challenges and practices. Moreover, we present concrete ideas on how to give feedback to compositions written by college students (of German and Spanish) at different proficiency levels.
  2. Andrea Dominguez, DeVry University
    This paper examines deploying communication across the curriculum (CXC) methodologies in the teaching of literature through a blended model that challenges and reconfigures close reading pedagogy.  I argue that in the digital realm, close reading becomes a multi-media model of facilitation that necessitates not only active and critical reading, but engages students through sustained dialogue that speaks to various models of visual, comprehensive, and student-based learning.  
  3. Karen J. Crozer, Claremont Graduate University
    For students who are behind in English language arts or who struggle with motivation, few mediums provide as many possibilities and engagement opportunities as slam poetry.  Given the chance to move to their words and perform them for classmates, this researcher found that even the most hard-to-reach student becomes motivated to write through a project called “Slam Lit.”
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