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Local knowledges, local practices : writing in the disciplines at Cornell

Author: Jonathan Monroe
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2003] ©2003
Series: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
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"With a stated objective that "any person can find instruction in any study," Cornell exemplifies academic diversity. The institution has a long tradition of excellence in writing and is home to one of the oldest academic writing programs. At the core of Cornell's approach is the idea that writing well is a concern that is not limited to one department or field, but is best approached in a multidisciplinary way.
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Local knowledges, local practices
(DLC) 2003007697
(OCoLC)51984763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Monroe
ISBN: 9780822973225 0822973227
OCLC Number: 887803637
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Local knowledges, local practices : an introduction / Jonathan Monroe --
TAs and the teaching of writing at Cornell : a historical perspective / Katherine Gottschalk --
Writing without friction / Keith Hjortshoj --
Finding places for writing in a research university : a director's view / Harry E. Shaw --
Writing animals / Elizabeth Oltenacu --
Exoticizing the familiar : familiarizing the exotic / Jane Fajans --
"You can make a difference" : human rights as the subject matter for a first-year writing seminar / Billie Jean Isbell --
Writing from (field) experience / Kathryn S. March --
The invisible city of color, or "I thought this was a course on writing!" / William W. Goldsmith --
Writing in cognitive science : exploring the life of the mind / Michael J. Spivey --
Freshman rhetoric and media literacy / Paul Sawyer --
Toward a community of inquiry : teaching Cornell advanced placement students / Daniel R. Schwarz --
Teaching writing about international relations / Matthew Evangelista --
Writing political science : asking a question then (actually) answering it / Mary Fainsod Katzenstein --
The politics of writing / Rose McDermott --
Translation and appropriation in foreign language and writing classrooms / John Whitman --
Writing religion at Cornell (reflections of a penitent professor) / Ross Brann --
Teaching behavioral ecology through writing / Paul W. Sherman --
Cultivating dialectical imagination / Jennifer E. Whiting --
Writing (not drawing) a blank / Marilyn Migiel --
Writing as a sociologist / Michael Macy --
Afterword : Writing writing / Jonathan Monroe.
Series Title: Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Monroe.
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