The University’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program promotes the teaching of writing across all levels and all disciplines. Writing-to-learn activities have proven effective in developing critical thinking skills, learning discipline-specific content, and understanding and building competence in the modes of inquiry and writing for various disciplines and professions. The WAC program’s primary focus is to strengthen the teaching and learning of writing in undergraduate education.
WAC also assists colleges, departments, and individual faculty members with all aspects of the teaching of writing and reading in their disciplines, including designing writing and reading assignments, responding to student writing, designing writing assessment, and using writing to improve critical thinking. WAC collaborates with other faculty development and support programs on campus and provides outreach to high schools and community colleges.
Please join us at our upcoming bag lunch session:
Writing Across Curriculum Bag Lunch session:
Evaluating Methodology of Research articles in the Social Sciences
Tuesday, November 19th from 12:00-1:00 in GS 214 B
The WAC program will be sponsoring a bag lunch conversation on how to help undergraduate students evaluate experimental design of social science articles. This bag lunch will be the second in a series we will be hosting on reading strategies in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to help students from freshmen to seniors to read disciplinary articles in an engaged and analytical manner. Often undergraduate students are not asked to read complex disciplinary articles, and yet they are expected to know how to read them when they enter graduate school.
In preparation for this session, two articles are available. The first is at "Disgust Sensitivity, Political Conservatism, and Voting."
If you are using a campus computer, the second article can be found here: "The Double-Edged Sword of Grandiose Narcissism: Implications for Successful and Unsuccessful Leadership Among U.S. Presidents ."
If you are not using a campus computer, you will need to log into the FAU Library EZ Proxy service in order to access this subscribed article. Once you are logged in through the library's EX Proxy, run a search for the Psychological Science Journal in the library's list of Electronic Journals. From there, select the link for the most recent publications. You will be redirected to the home page for the Psychological Science Journal. Choose the "OnlineFirst" feature and scroll down to the October 8th posting of the title "The Double-Edged Sword of Grandiose Narcissism: Implications for Successful and Unsuccessful Leadership Among U.S. Presidents ."
If necessary, please contact Julianne Curran at email@example.com for assistance with accessing the articles.
Please read over these materials in preparation for the conversation. Also, please bring with you any strategies or support documents that you use when you help students to perform evaluative reading practices in your classes.
We will have coffee and cookies . You are encouraged to bring your own bagged lunch when join us for this one hour conversation at noon in GS 214B on Tuesday, November 19th. Please RSVP to Julianne Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 18th so we have a clear idea how many participants to expect.
We hope that you can join us,
Director of Writing Across Curriculum