The International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research

Sociedad Internacional para el Avance de la Investigación en Escritura

The International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research
  • RSS Written Communication

    • Contested Science in the Media: Linguistic Traces of News Writers' Framing Activity January 12, 2015
      Science reporting in the media often involves contested issues, such as, for example, biotechnology, climate change, and, more recently, geoengineering. The reporter’s framing of the issue is likely to influence readers’ perception of it. The notion of framing is related to how individuals and groups perceive and communicate about the world. Framing is typically studied […]
      Dahl, T.
    • Measuring Voice in Poetry Written by Second Language Learners January 12, 2015
      There is increasing usage of creative writing in the ESL/EFL classroom based on the argument that this pedagogy develops writer’s voice, emotional engagement, and ownership. Within the context of teaching poetry writing to second language learners, the current article develops a scientific approach to ways in which voice can be measured and then empirically explores […]
      Hanauer, D. I.
    • Writing Through Bureaucracy: Migrant Correspondence and Managed Mobility January 12, 2015
      Contemporary international migration produces a great deal of bureaucratic writing activity. This article reports on a study of one bureaucratic literacy practice—correspondence—of 25 international migrants in the United States. Contextual and practice-based analysis of data collected through literacy history interviews shows that (a) by virtue of living transnational lives, migrant writers develop correspondence practices that […]
      Leonard, R. L.
  • RSS Across the Disciplines

    • Extra-Disciplinary Writing in the Disciplines: Towards a Metageneric Pedagogy December 22, 2014
      Much of the foundational scholarship in writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines privileges pedagogies that introduce students to disciplinary writing. Recent scholarship, however, suggests that some faculty members do not want to teach disciplinary writing to their students, particularly in general education courses that cater to both majors and non-majors. Through an […]
    • Volunteer Expert Readers for STEM Student Writer December 22, 2014
      This paper reports results from a three-year study of a novel approach to providing undergraduates with feedback on STEM writing assignments via an otherwise untapped educational resource: university alumni and employees who normally play no role in the institution's educational mission. In the Volunteer Expert Reader (VER) approach, students are paired with volunteers whose backgrounds […]
    • Academic Integrity, Remix Culture, Globalization: A Canadian Case Study of Student and Faculty Perceptions of Plagiarism November 24, 2014
      This article presents the results of a case study at a Canadian university that used a combination of surveys and focus groups to explore faculty members' and students' perceptions of plagiarism. The research suggests that the globalization of education and remix culture have contributed to competing and contradictory understandings of plagiarism in contemporary western academic […]