Segall, Mary T., and Robert A. Smart, eds. Direct from the Disciplines: Writing across the Curriculum. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2005.
Direct from the Disciplines collects a number of essays reflecting on the implementation of a writing across the curriculum (WAC) approach to college education at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Although a couple selections are devoted to more theoretical discussions or overviews of the program, most of the selections offer an interesting look at how WAC has been integrated in the courses of a specific discipline. Disciplines represented include biology, communication, computer science, design, English, law, mathematics, occupational therapy, political science, and sociology. The beginning of the book also provides a handy guide to selections that discuss specific WAC techniques used in the classroom such as brief in-class writing activities, drafting/revision, journals, and peer critique. The authors of the selections make some interesting observations in the course of discussing WAC at Quinnipiac. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be posting discussions of various chapters. The book is available through OhioLINK.