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Read more about ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Wills and Rice

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios addresses theories and practices advanced by some of the most innovative and active proponents of ePortfolios. Editors Katherine V. Wills and Rich Rice interweave twelve essays that address the ways in which ePortfolios can facilitate sustainable and measureable writing-related student development, assessment and accountability, learning and knowledge transfer, and principles related to universal design for learning, just-in-time support, interaction design, and usability testing.

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Read more about Writing in Knowledge Societies

Writing in Knowledge Societies

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Starke-Meyerring, Paré, Artemeva, Horne, and Yousoubova

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

The editors of Writing in Knowledge Societies provide a thoughtful, carefully constructed collection that addresses the vital roles rhetoric and writing play as knowledge-making practices in diverse knowledge-intensive settings. The essays in this book examine the multiple, subtle, yet consequential ways in which writing is epistemic, articulating the central role of writing in creating, shaping, sharing, and contesting knowledge in a range of human activities in workplaces, civic settings, and higher education. Writing in Knowledge Societies helps us conceptualize the ways in which rhetoric and writing work to organize, (re-)produce, undermine, dominate, marginalize, or contest knowledge-making practices in diverse settings, showing the many ways in which rhetoric and writing operate in knowledge-intensive organizations and societies.

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Read more about Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Thaiss, Bräuer, Carlino, Ganobcsik-Williams, and Sinha

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners.

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Read more about Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing

Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributors: Franke, Reid, and Di Renzo

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing, edited byDavid Franke, Alex Reid, andAnthony Di Renzo,addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs. The essays in the collection offer reflections on efforts to bridge two cultures — what the editors characterize as the "art and science of writing" — often by addressing explicitly the tensions between them. Design Discourse offers insights into the high-stakes decisions made by program designers as they seek to "function at the intersection of the practical and the abstract, the human and the technical."

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Read more about Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom

Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Rife, Slattery, and DeVoss

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and describe a wide range of pedagogical strategies, consider theories, present research, explore approaches, and offer both cautionary tales and local and contextual successes that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our teaching.

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Read more about Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Kirkpatrick and Xu

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese and hard to eradicate." Noting that this argument draws from "an essentially monolingual and Anglo-centric view of writing," they point out that the rapid growth in the use of English worldwide calls for "a radical reassessment of what English is in today's world." The result is a book that provides teachers of writing, and in particular those involved in the teaching of English academic writing to Chinese students, an introduction to key stages in the development of Chinese rhetoric, a wide-ranging field with a history of several thousand years. Understanding this important rhetorical tradition provides a strong foundation for assessing and responding to the writing of this growing group of students.

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Read more about Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Wenger

Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

License: CC BY-NC-ND

In Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies. She observes that, although we have "embodied" writing education in general by discussing the rhetorics of racialized, gendered, and disabled bodies, we have done substantially less to address the particular bodies that occupy our classrooms. She proposes that we turn to contemplative education practices that engages student bodies through fusing a traditional curriculum with contemplative practices including yoga, meditation, and the martial arts. Drawing strength from the recent "quiet revolution" (Zajonc) of contemplative pedagogy within postsecondary education and a legacy of field interest attributable to James Moffett, this project draws on case studies of first-year college writers to present contemplative pedagogy as a means of teaching students mindfulness of their writing and learning in ways that promote the academic, rhetorical work accomplished in first-year composition classes while at the same time remaining committed to a larger scope of a writer's physical and emotional well-being.

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Read more about Open Logic Project

Open Logic Project

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Zach, Arana, Avigad, Dean, Russell, Wyatt, and Yap

Publisher: Open Logic Text

License: CC BY

The Open Logic Text is an open-source, collaborative textbook of formal meta-logic and formal methods, starting at an intermediate level (i.e., after an introductory formal logic course). Though aimed at a non-mathematical audience (in particular, students of philosophy and computer science), it is rigorous.

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Read more about Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python

Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

License: CC BY-NC

Think DSP is an introduction to Digital Signal Processing in Python.

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Read more about The Process of Research Writing

The Process of Research Writing

Copyright Year: 2007

Contributor: Krause

Publisher: Steven D. Krause

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The title of this book is The Process of Research Writing, and in the nutshell, that is what the book is about. A lot of times, instructors and students tend to separate “thinking,” “researching,” and “writing” into different categories that aren't necessarily very well connected. First you think, then you research, and then you write.

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