Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in American Studies, clip 8 of 11

Place-based WAC/WID Hui
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Brief excerpt from interview: When I was applying for the Writing Intensive focus and then when I was speaking about it with my colleagues in American Studies, we had to think about what our resources were for the class. They were interested or they liked the idea of it being a larger, lecture discussion class, but they were wondering if it would actually fill... Within a couple semesters, it's been pretty steady at 40-50 students each time. That has made it easier to make sure we have at least two sections of 20 students each. Because I was trained in English and now I am in American Studies, I think my approach is somewhat different from some of my colleagues... I learned little tricks to make sure they are taking ownership of their own writing and taking ownership of their mistakes. There are ways that I can alert them without doing line-by-line editing, alert them of their grammar issues or their organizational issues without marking up their paper that much. For example, I use a lot of rubrics and I have worked with my GA's to help construct the rubrics... Grammar should be a very small thing to look at.
This item includes a segment of an instructor interview in a Writing Intensive course in American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'If relevant, can you compare student writing performances with place-based/inflected courses that are NOT WI?'
place-based writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, Writing Intensive courses, scholarship of teaching and learning, writing pedagogy, general education requirements, kind of learning, educational context, writing assessment, grading rubrics, grammar
McDougall, Brandy Nālani. 'Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in American Studies, clip 8 of 11.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
Access Rights
Email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.