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Learning Together: Keeping Teachers and Students Actively Involved by Writing Across the Curriculum, By Theodore Panitz

2001 [ISBN: 58107-041-1; 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inch] $19.95

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LTB2Writing is an evolutionary process whereby the author revises his/her ideas, values and approaches, not just a mechanical act of placing words in a correct sequence with appropriate grammar. It is intensely personal and interactive with the subject matter, whether in the form of a brief One-Minute Paper at the end of class, a five-minute summary during class, an extended essay, or research paper. The purpose of this book is to provide a wide range of examples of writing across the curriculum (WAC) activities in order to encourage teachers to use writing in their classes regularly as a way of stimulating critical thinking in their students and providing variety in their teaching methods.

The Contents

Preface
Why use writing across the curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum Exercises
MOTIVATIONAL-GENERAL
PERSONAL REFLECTION/MOTIVATION
GROUP PROCESSING
CONTENT/PERSONAL REFLRCTION
CONTENT/ENHANCING
ADDITIONAL SAMPLES OF WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
WAC WEB PAGES

The Author

Dr. Theodore Panitz is a Professor of Mathematics and Engineering at Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, MA, having joined the institution in 1976. Prior to that he was the Environmental Technology Program Coordinator and Lqaboratory Technology Program Coordinator at Parkersberg Community College, Parkersberg, West Virginia. He has written extensively concerning cooiperative learning and writing across the curriculum, and has conducted numerous workshops and information presentations on the same subjects. Dr. Panitz is active in several professional organizations to include the Professional and Organizational Development Network. He received the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1968, the Master’s of Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1970, and the Doctor of Education degree from boston University in 1982.