Writing Center Bibliography:  Writing Across the Curriculum



Note: I will be annotating this list gradually. In the meantime, if you have questions please call me (ext. 6576) or send me an email (mtrianosky@hollins.edu) and I will be glad to describe the books to you in more detail.


Marcy Trianosky, Director, The Writing Center




WAC Strategies for Assigning and Evaluating Writing


Barnet, Sylvan.  A Short Guide to Writing About Art.  Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresmond, and Company, 1989.


Barnet, Sylvan.  A Short Guide to Writing About Literature.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1979.


Bean, John C.  Engaging Ideas: The Professorís Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the

    Classroom.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996.


Bazerman, Charles.  The Informed Writer.  Boston:  Houghton, 1995.


Behrens, Laurence, and Rosen, Leonard.  Instructor's Manual to Accompany Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum.  

    Boston:  Little, Brown, and Company, 1985.


Connolly, Paul, and Teresa Vilardi, eds.  Writing to Learn Mathematics and Science.  New York:  Teachers College Press, 



Fulwiler, Toby, and Biddle Arthor.  A Community of Voices:  Reading and Writing in the Disciplines.  New York:  Macmillan, 



Griffith, Jr., Kelly.  Writing Essays About Literature:  A Guide and Style Sheet.  New York:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. 


Herrington, Anne, and Charles Moran, eds.  Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the Disciplines.  New York:  MLA, 1992.


Howard, Rebecca Moore, and Sandra Jamieson.  The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines.  Boston:  Bedford 

    Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995.


Kennedy, Mary Lynch,  William Kennedy, and Hadley Smith.  Writing in the Disciplines:  A Reader for Writers.  Englewood 

    Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987.


Kirszner and Mandell.  Writing in the Disciplines.  Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc., 1989.


MacDonald, Susan.  Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Carbondale:  Southern Illinois UP, 



Maimon, Elaine, et. al.  Instructor's Manual for Writing in the Arts and Sciences.  Cambridge:  Winthrop, 1981.


Martin, Nancy, ed.  Writing Across the Curriculum Pamphlets.  Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook, 1975.


Minkoff, Harvey, and Melamed, Evelyn.  Instructor's Manual, Visions and Revisions: Critical Reading and Writing.  Englewood 

    Clifs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.


Moffett, James.  Active Voice:  A Writing Program Across the Curriculum.  Montclair, NJ:  Boynton/Cook, 1981.


Pirie, David.  How to Write Critical Essays:  A Guide for Students of Literature.  New York:  Methuen, 1985.


Ramage, John, and John Bean.  Writing Assignments:  A Rhetoric With ReadingsBoston:  Allyn and Bacon, 1995.


Reiss, Donna, Dickie Selfe, and Art Young, eds.  Electronic Communication Across the Curriculum.  Urbana: NCTE, 1998.


Reynolds, John Frederick, et al.  Professional Writing in Context.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995.


Steward, Joyce, and Marjorie Smelstor.  Writing in the Social Sciences.  Oakland:  Scott, Foresman and Company, 1984. 


Walvoord, Barbara.  Helping Students Write Well.  New York:  MLA, 1986.  



Principles and Definitions


Applebee, Arthur N. and Langer, Judith A.  How Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning.  Urbana: NCTE, 



Bazerman, Charles, and David Russell, eds.  Landmark Essays: Writing Across the Curriculum.  Davis:  Hermagoras Press, 



Bloom, Lynn, and Edward M. White.  Inquiry:  A Cross-Curricular Reader.  Englewood Clifs, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 1993.


Gere, Anne Ruggles, ed.  Roots in the Sawdust: Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning.  Urbana: NCTE, 



McLeod, Susan, and Margot Soven, eds.  Writing Across the Curriculum.  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage, 1992.


Petraglia, Joseph.  Reconceiving Writing, Rethinking Writing Instruction.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1995.


Sale, Roger.  On Writing.  New York: Random House, 1970.


Soven, Margot.  Write to Learn:  A Guide to Writing Across the CurriculumCincinnati:  South-Western College Publishers, 



Sullivan, Sally.  Vision and Revision:  The Process of Reading and Writing.  New York: Macmillan, 1988.


Thaiss, Christopher. The Harcourt Brace Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum.  Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College

    Publishers, 1998.


Young, Art.  Writing Across the Curriculum.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 1994.


Young, Art, and Fulwiler, Toby, eds.  Writing Across the Disciplines:  Research into Practice.  Upper Montclair, NJ:  

    Boynton/Cook, 1986. 


Zinsser, William.  Writing to Learn.  New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1988.



Program Evaluation


Fulwiler, Toby, and Art Young, eds.  Programs That Work.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1990. 


Walvoord, Barbara, Linda Hunt, H. Fil Dowling Jr, and Joan McMahon.  In the Long Run:  A Study of Faculty in Three 

    Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Programs.  Urbana:  NCTE, 1997.


Yancey, Kathleen Blake, and Brian Huot, eds.  Assesing Writing Across the Curriculum.  Greenwich, CT:  Ablex, 1997.  


Yancey, Kathleen, and Irwin Weiser.  Situating Portfolios:  Four Perspectives.  Logan, Utah:  Utah State University Press, 1997.



For information on any of these texts or to borrow any of these volumes, contact Marcy Trianosky, Director of The Writing Center, ext. 6576 (mtrianosky@hollins.edu).