- Bean, John L. Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Josse-Bass, 2011.
(The most valuable single introduction to “Writing to learn” pedagogy, structured as a “How to” manual, full of good examples of classroom exercises in a range of disciplines.)
- Bullock, Richard. The St. Martin’s Manual for Writing in the Disciplines: A Guide for Faculty. N.Y.: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.
- Light, Richard J. Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001.
(Light stresses that students rank writing instruction as one of the most valuable parts of college education. Chapters 4, “The Most Effective Classes,” offers specific advice based on interviews with students about formal and informal writing assignments.)
- Parker, Robert P., and Vera Goodkin. The Consequences of Writing: Enhancing Learning in the Disciplines. Heinemann. 1986.
(Outlines the pedagogical theory underlying Writing Across the Curriculum, arguing that writing is not simply a medium for communication but a process that constructs knowledge for the writer and thus an integral part of learning. Offers practical illustrations of “writing to learn” pedagogy in entomology, clinical nursing, psychology, and mathematics.)
- Sorcinelli, Mary Deane and Peter Elbow, eds. Writing to Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines. (New Directions for Teaching and Learning, No. 69); San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 1997.
- Zinsser, William. Writing to Learn: How to Write--and Think--Clearly about any Subject at All. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. (An engaging account of one teacher’s encounters with good writing and good teachers of writing in a range of disciplines. Written in autobiographical, non-academic style.)
- Bazerman, Charles, and David R. Russell, eds. Landmark Essays on Writing Across the Curriculum. Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1994.
- Chisolm, Richard. “Introducing Students to Peer Review of Writing.” WAC Journal, 3 (1991-2).
- Haswell, Richard H. “Minimal Marking.” College English 45.6 (1983): 600-604.
- Herrington, Anne. “Writing to Learn: Writing Across the Disciplines.” College English 43 (1981): 379-387.
- Jones, Heather. “Helping students overcome their fear of writing” (Faculty Focus, April 7, 2014)
- Reiner, Christian M., et al. Preparing Effective Essay Questions: A Self-directed Workbook for Educators.New Forums Press. 2002.
(Alternative site: http://www.uwgb.edu/oira/teachLearn/betterTests/betteressays.pdf)
- Sommers, Nancy. “Responding to Student Writing.” College Composition and Communication, Vol. 33, No. 2 (May, 1982), pp. 148-156.
- Sorcinelli, Mary Deane and Peter Elbow. “How to Enhance Learning by Using High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Writing.” In Wilbert James McKeachie and Marilla Svinicki, eds., McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. 12th ed. New York: Houghton Mifflin 2005. 192-212 (Chapter 16).
- Zamel, Vivian. “Responding to Student Writing.” TESOL Quarterly 19.1 (1985): 79-101.
- Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the best general academic writing website, featuring pedagogical advice, sample assignments, and bibliographies. It includes modules and downloadable PDFS on grammar, punctuation, writing in different genres, proofreading, and much more.
- Colorado State University: WAC Clearinghouse is the best online source for literature on Writing Across the Curriculum. It includes open-access books such as Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum, and the full text of The WAC Journal.
- Harvard University: Harvard Writing Project (HWP)
- University of Toronto: Advice on Academic Writing
- Faculty Focus (new articles by teachers on teaching strategies)
Further reading (more comprehensive WAC bibliographies)
- University of Toronto: “Writing in the Disciplines” bibliography
- Brooklyn College: Writing Across the Curriculum bibliography
- WAC Clearinghouse (Colorado State University): The WAC Bibliography
- Penn State Berks: Writing Across the Curriculum Bibliography
- Rebecca Moore Howard, “Writing Matters”: “Writing to Learn” bibliography