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Title:Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in American Studies, clip 7 of 17
Authors:Place-based WAC/WID Hui
Contributors:Henry, Jim (interviewer)
Bost, Dawne (interviewer)
Burk, Brendon (interviewee)
Keywords:place-based writing
writing across the curriculum
writing in the disciplines
Writing Intensive courses
scholarship of teaching and learning
show 22 morewriting pedagogy
general education requirements
kind of learning
sense of place
native hawaiian
political correctness
application process
race politics
writing as a skill
political science
inclusive knowledge
show less
Date Issued:2015
Citation:Burk, Brendon. 'Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in American Studies, clip 7 of 17.' Interview with Jim Henry and Dawne Bost. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
Abstract:Brief excerpt from interview: I would use the term 'hyper-aware' of the different ways in which seemingly benign portrayals of culture can have some underlying, and often unintended consequence ... problem of hyper political correctness ... racial majorities and minorities ... as a writer, if you cannot effectively communicate your thoughts through writing, then you don't really have an audience to be receptive to you ... even if you are a biology major, or a math major, or a physics major ... [this course] gave me opportunities to apply my writing in ways that I had not done before ... Political Science, Sociology ... a certain type of writing style ... this course forced me to move outside of my mainstream writing style ... I would apply my knowledge from Sociology or Political Science to this topic ... and I can use the knowledge gained in this course to strengthen my arguments in the others ...
Description:This item includes a segment of a student interview in a Writing Intensive course in American Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2013, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question '(How) did this course change you as a person, as a writer, as a scholar, if at all?'
Pages/Duration:Duration: 00:05:56
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: Student: Brendan Burk

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