Writing Across the Curriculum Bibliography

Selected WAC/WI Websites & Bibliography

Prepared by The Graduate Center, CUNY 


WAC at CUNY--http://web.cuny.edu/academics/oaa/uei/wac.html 

WAC Clearinghouse, Colorado State--http://wac.colostate.edu/ 

Online Writing Lab at Purdue--http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ 

WAC at George Mason University--http://wac.gmu.edu/ 

National Writing Project resources--www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/resources/topics.csp 

Language, Learning, and Teaching

Gee, James Paul. Situated Language and Learning: A Critique of Traditional Schooling. New York: Routledge, 2004. 

Shulman, Lee S. The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004. 

Wenger, Etienne. Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 

Bass, Randy. “The Scholarship of Teaching: What’s the Problem?” Inventio 1:1 (February 1999) http://www.doiiit.gmu.edu/Archives/feb98/randybass.htm 

Boyer, Ernest L. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation, 1990. 

Huber, Mary Taylor and Pat Hutchings. The Advancement of Learning: Building the Teaching Commons. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005. 

WAC/WID Guides: 

Anson, Chris M., ed. The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. 

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Leaning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. 

Young, Art and Fulwiler, Toby, eds. Writing Across the Disciplines: Research Into Practice. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook, 1986. 

Writing and WAC/WID: 

Anson, Chris M., John E. Schwiebert, and Michael M. Williamson. Writing Across the Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993. 

Bartholomae, David. Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching. Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2005. 

Bazerman, Charles, and David R. Russell, eds. Landmark Essays on Writing Across the Curriculum. Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1994. 

Blaauw-Hara, Mark. “Why our students need instruction in grammar and how we should go about it.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 34.2 (Dec 2006), 165-178. 

Connelly, P and T. Vilardi, eds. Writing to Learn Mathematics and Science. New York: Teacher's College Press, Columbia University, 1989. 

Duke, Charles R., and Rebecca Sanchez, eds. Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2001. 

Elbow, Peter. Everyone Can Write: Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 

Emig, Janet. "Writing as a Mode of Learning." CCC 28 (1977): 122-128. 

Harklau, Linda, Kay M. Losey, and Meryl Siegal, eds. Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition: Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1999. 

Herrington, Anne and Charles Moran, eds. Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the Disciplines. New York: MLA, 1992. 

Horner, Bruce and Min-Zhan Lu. Representing the "Other": Basic Writers And the Teaching of Basic Writing. Illinois: NCTE, 1999. 

Howard, Rebecca Moore. (1999). Standing in the shadow of giants: Plagiarists, authors, collaborators. Stamford, Conn.: Ablex Pub. 

McLeod, Susan H. and Margot Iris Soven, eds. Composing a Community: A History of Writing Across the Curriculum. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2006. 

McLeod, Susan H, Eric Miraglia, Margot Soven and Christopher Thaiss, eds. WAC for the New Millennium. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2001. 

Miller, Diane L. "Begin Mathematics Class with Writing." Mathematics Teacher 85 (June 1991): 129-36. 

Miller, Richard E. Writing at the End of the World. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005. 

_____. "On asking Impertinent Questions” CCC 57.1 (September 2005): 142-168. 

Noguchi, Rei R. Grammar and the Teaching of Writing: Limits and Possibilities. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1991. 

Parks, Steve and Eli Goldblatt. "Writing Beyond the Curriculum: Fostering New Collaborations in Literacy." College English 62.5 (2000): 584-606. 

Rose, Mike. "The Language of Exclusion." Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader. Ed. Victor Villanueva, Jr. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1997. 

_____. Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Underprepared. New York: The Free Press, 1989. 

Russell, David R. Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. 

Shaughnessy, Mina. Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 

Smitherman, Geneva and Victor Villanueva, eds. Language Diversity in the Classroom: From Intention to Practice. Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003. 

Thaiss, Chris, & Zawacki, Terry Myers. (2006). Engaged writers and dynamic disciplines: Research on the academic writing life. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 

Zamel, Vivian. "Strangers in Academia: The Experiences of Faculty and ESL Students across the Curriculum." CCC 46.4 (December 1995): 506-21. 

Selected Texts by CUNY Faculty 

Arkin, Marian, and Cecilia Macheski. Research Papers. Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 

Coleman, Charles F. "Our Students Write With Accents - Oral Paradigms for ESD Students." CCC 48.4 (December 1997): 486-499. 

DeLuca, Geraldine, Len Fox, Mark-Ameen Johnson and Myra Kogen, eds. Dialogue on Writing: Rethinking ESL, Basic Writing, and First-Year Composition. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002. 

English, Hugh. "Difficulty for Whom?: Teachers' Discourse About Difficult Students." Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom-and What Instructors Can Do About Them. Ed. Dawn Skorczewski and Matthew Parfitt. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2003. 119-123. 

Fergenson, Laraine. Politics and the English Instructor: Using Political Literature to Teach Composition. ERIC, 1992. ED 359 509. 

Gray, Peter, Eduardo Marti and Martin Kutnowski. "Towards a Community of Practice." Community College Journal. April/May 2004. 

Hirsch, Linda and DeLuca, Carolina. “WAC in an Urban and Bilingual Setting: Writing-to-Learn in English y en Espanol.” Language and Learning Across the Disciplines 6:3 (2003): 61-73. http://wac.colostate.edu/llad/v6n3/v6n3.pdf 

Lester, Nancy, et al, eds. “Writing Across the Curriculum: A College Snapshot.” Urban Education 38 (2003): 5-34. 

McBeth Mark. "Memoranda of Fragile Machinery: A Portrait of Shaughnessy as Intellectual-Bureaucrat." Writing Program Administration. 31.1/2 (Fall/Winter 2007), 48-64. 

______. "Arrested Development: Revising Remediation at John Jay College of Criminal Justice." Journal of Basic Writing. 25.2 (Fall 2006), 76-93. 

Peritz, Janice H. "When Learning Is not Enough: Writing Across the Curriculum and the (RE)turn to Rhetoric." Internet JAC 14.2, (Fall 1994). 

Perl, Sondra. "What We Learned in Looking Both Ways" in High School and College Teachers Talk about Language and Learning. Ed. George Otte. NY: CUNY Office of Academic Affairs, 1999, 96-101. 

Rose, Lisa, and Rachel Theilheimer. "You Write What You Know: Writing, Learning, and Student Construction of Knowledge." The WAC Journal. Vol. 13, June 2002. 

Scott, Don. "Fashioning a Liberal Arts Curriculum for the 21st Century." Q: The Magazine of Queens College. Fall 2004 

Smith, Cheryl C. "Technologies for Transcending a Focus on Error: Blogs and Democratic Aspirations in First-Year Composition." Journal of Basic Writing 27.1 (summer 2008), 35-60 

Smoke, Trudith. "Lessons from Ming: Helping Students Use Writing to Learn." Crossing the Curriculum: Multilingual Learners in College Classrooms. Eds. Vivian Zamel and Ruth Spack. Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2004. 

Soliday, Mary. "Reading Student Writing with Anthropologists: Stance and Judgment in College Writing." College Composition and Communication. Vol. 56, Number 1, September 2004. 

_____. The Politics of Remediation: Institutional and Student Needs in Higher Education, by Mary Soliday. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002. 

Stanley, Linda C. and Joanna Ambron, eds. Writing Across the Curriculum in Community Colleges. ERIC No. 73, Spring 1991. Jossey-Bass Inc. Publishers. 112. 

Summerfield, Judith and Crystal Benedicks, eds. Reclaiming the Public University: Conversations on General and Liberal Education. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. 

Summerfield, Judith, Peter Gray, Cheryl C. Smith, Crystal Benedicks, Mark McBeth, Linda Hirsch, Mary Soliday, and Jessica Yood, "The City University of New York and the Shaughnessy Legacy: Today's Scholars Talk back." Journal of Basic Writing 26.2 (fall 2007), 5-29. 

Ticke, Lynne. "Opening dialogue: Students respond to teacher comments in a psychology classroom." The WAC Journal, (2003). 14, 19-35. 

Yood, Jessica. "Composition's 'Third Wave': Writing New Knowledge Across Old Disciplines." The Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines. May 2004. 


• Journal of Basic Writing: http://www.asu.edu/clas/english/composition/cbw/jbw.html 

• College Composition and Communication: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/pubs/ccc 

• The WAC Journal: http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/ 

• Computers and Composition, http://www.bgsu.edu/cconline/home.htm 

• College English: http://www.ncte.org/pubs/journals/ce 

• Across the Disciplines, http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/ 

• WPA, http://www.english.ilstu.edu/Hesse/journal.htm 

• Journal of Computer-mediated Communication: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/