Read more about WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

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Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University

Michelle Cox, Dartmouth College

Copyright Year: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781602355057

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

Language: English

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Reviewed by Rachel Hawley, Affiliate Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 4/28/20

This is very comprehensive in that it represents multiple types of universities, including state schools, small liberal arts schools, community colleges, for-profit universities, and even TESL classes taught abroad. It is mostly focused on... read more

Reviewed by Karla Krause, Instructor, Winona State University on 8/2/18

The book contains a variety of subtexts suitable for a diverse group of audiences. The book is an edited version of a compilation of authored chapters. All chapters address writing with the second-language learner in mind. read more

Reviewed by Laurel Stvan, Associate Professor and Chair, University of Texas at Arlington on 4/11/17

This anthology is distributed by a clearinghouse who produce materials for college teachers in any discipline who incorporate Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). The book is a wide-ranging resource for teachers of second languages learners who... read more

Reviewed by Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker, Assistant Professor , Colorado State University on 12/5/16

This edited collection provides a good coverage of topics within WAC, with chapters being grouped in three larger sections. The first section focuses on the learners and their experiences in WAC courses; the second section addresses the points of... read more

Reviewed by Hannah Caballero Bonilla, Instructor, Colorado State University on 12/5/16

This text covers the subject of WAC with L2 English student writers comprehensively. One of its greatest strengths is the range of contexts and methodologies the chapters include: undergraduate and graduate students from multiple countries;... read more

Table of Contents

  • Front Matter
  • A Note to Readers, Michelle Cox and Terry Myers Zawacki
  • Foreword: Multilinguality Across the Curriculum, Jonathan Hall
  • Introduction, Michelle Cox and Terry Myers Zawacki

Section I. Learning from/with L2 Students: Student Strengths, Coping Strategies, and Experiences as They Write Across the Curriculum

  • Chapter 1. Adaptive Transfer, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Second Language Writing: Implications for Research and Teaching, Michael-John DePalma and Jeffrey M. Ringer
  • Chapter 2. Developing Resources for Success: A Case Study of a Multilingual Graduate Writer, Talinn Phillips
  • Chapter 3. "Hey, Did You Get That?": L2 Student Reading Across the Curriculum, Carole Center and Michelle Niestepski
  • Chapter 4. Bridging the Gap between ESL Composition Programs and Disciplinary Writing: The Teaching and Learning of Summarization Skill, Qian Du
  • Chapter 5. On Class, Race, and Dynamics of Privilege: Supporting Generation 1.5 Writers Across the Curriculum, Kathryn Nielsen
  • Chapter 6. Writing Intensively: An Examination of the Performance of L2 Writers Across the Curriculum at an Urban Community College, Linda Hirsch

Section II. Faculty Concerns and Expectations for L2 Writers

  • Chapter 7. Negotiating "Errors" in L2 Writing: Faculty Dispositions and Language Difference, Terry Myers Zawacki and Anna Sophia Habib
  • Chapter 8. "I don't know if that was the right thing to do": Cross-Disciplinary/Cross-Institutional Faculty Response to L2 Writing, Lindsey Ives, Elizabeth Leahy, Anni Leming, Tom Pierce, and Michael Schwartz
  • Chapter 9. Let's See Where Your Chinese Students Come From: A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Writing in the Disciplines in China, Wu Dan
  • Chapter 10. English is Not a Spectator Sport: Privileged Second Language Learners and the For-Profit ESOL Classroom, Marino Fernandes
  • Chapter 11. Making Stance Explicit for Second Language Writers in the Disciplines: What Faculty Need to Know about the Language of Stancetaking, Zak Lancaster
  • Chapter 12. In Response to Today's "Felt Need": WAC, Faculty Development, and Second Language Writers, Michelle Cox

Section III. WAC Practices and Pedagogies Transformed

  • Chapter 13. Developing Writing-Intensive Courses for a Globalized Curriculum through WAC-TESOL Collaborations, Megan Siczek and Shawna Shapiro
  • Chapter 14. Graduate Writing Workshops: Crossing Languages and Disciplines, Elaine Fredericksen and Kate Mangelsdorf
  • Chapter 15. Teaching Writing in a Globally Networked Learning Environment (GNLE): Diverse Students at a Distance, Jennifer Lynn Craig
  • Chapter 16. Campus Internationalization: A Center-based Model for ESLready Programs, Karyn E. Mallett and Ghania Zgheib
  • Chapter 17. Reconstructing Teacher Roles through a Transnational Lens: Learning with/in the American University of Beirut, Amy Zenger, Joan Mullin, and Carol Peterson Haviland
  • Chapter 18. Writing Histories: Lingua Franca English in a Swedish Graduate Program, Thomas Lavelle and Alan Shima
  • Afterword: Writing Globally, Right Here, Right Now, Chris Thaiss
  • Notes on Editors and Contributors

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  • About the Book

    In WAC and Second-Language Writers, the editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

    About the Contributors


    Terry Myers Zawacki is associate professor emerita of English at George Mason University. She has published on writing in the disciplines, writing assessment, WAC and L2 writing, writing centers, and writing fellows. She serves on the editorial boards of Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and the WAC Clearinghouse. She also is lead editor of the WAC Clearinghouse International Exchanges on the Study of Writing series.

    Michelle Cox is a Multilingual Specialist at Dartmouth College and former director of Bridgewater State University's WAC program, which she launched in 2007. She has published on WAC and second-language writing as well as on composition pedagogy, identity theory, and faculty development. She serves on the editorial boards of Across the Disciplines and the WAC Clearinghouse, where she edits the pages on WAC and second-language writing.

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