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Genre Across The Curriculum
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Genre across the Curriculum will function as a "good" textbook, one not for the student, but for the teacher, and one with an eye on the context of writing. Here you will find models of practice, descriptions written by teachers who have integrated the teaching of genre into their pedagogy in ways that both support and empower the student writer.

While authors here look at courses across disciplines and across a range of genres, they are similar in presenting genre as situated within specific classrooms, disciplines, and institutions. Their assignments embody the pedagogy of a particular teacher, and student responses here embody students' prior experiences with writing. In each chapter, the authors define a particular genre, define the learning goals implicit in assigning that genre, explain how they help their students work through the assignment, and, finally, discuss how they evaluate the writing their students do in response to their teaching.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. 1. The Idea of Genre in Theory and Practice: An Overview of the Work in Genre in the Fields of Composition and Rhetoric and New Genre Studies
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. PART ONE: GENRE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: GENERAL EDUCATION AND COURSES FOR MAJORS
  2. p. 19
  1. 2. Reading and Writing, Teaching and Learning Spiritual Autobiography
  2. pp. 21-43
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  1. 3. Writing History: Informed or Not by Genre Theory?
  2. pp. 44-64
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  1. 4. Mapping Classroom Genres in a Science in Society Course
  2. pp. 65-82
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  1. 5. “What’s Cool Here?” Collaboratively Learning Genre in Biology
  2. pp. 83-105
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  1. PART TWO: GENRES IN FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSES
  2. p. 107
  1. 6. “I Was Just Never Exposed to This Argument Thing”: Using a Genre Approach to Teach Academic Writing to ESL Students in the Humanities
  2. pp. 109-127
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  1. 7. “Getting on the Right Side of It”: Problematizing and Rethinking the Research Paper Genre in the College Composition Course
  2. pp. 128-151
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  1. 8. The Resum
  2. pp. 152-168
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  1. PART THREE: MIXING MEDIA, EVOLVING GENRES
  2. p. 169
  1. 9. Teaching and Learning a Multimodal Genre in a Psychology Course
  2. pp. 171-195
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  1. 10. The Teaching and Learning of Web Genres in First-Year Composition
  2. pp. 196-218
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  1. 11. Writing in Emerging Genres: Student Web Sites in Writing and Writing-Intensive Classes
  2. pp. 219-244
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  1. 12. What We Have Learned: Implications for Classroom Practice
  2. pp. 245-253
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  1. References
  2. pp. 254-267
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 268-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-274
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