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

    • Toward Audience Involvement: Extending Audiences of Written Physician Notes in a Hospital Setting October 10, 2016
      This article explores rhetorical implications of extending the audience of written physician notes in hospital settings to include patients and/or family members (the OpenNotes program). Interviews of participating hospital patients and family members (n = 16) underscored the need for more complex understandings of audience beyond "universal" and "particular" explanations. Interviews were organized around the […]
      Breuch, L.-A. K., Bakke, A., Thomas-Pollei, K., Mackey, L. E., Weinert, C.
    • Gender/Genre: The Lack of Gendered Register in Texts Requiring Genre Knowledge October 10, 2016
      Some studies have found characteristics of written texts that vary with author gender, echoing popular beliefs about essential gender differences that are reinforced in popular works of some scholarly authors. This article reports a study examining texts (N = 193) written in the same genre—a legal memorandum—by women and men with similar training in production […]
      Larson, B. N.
    • Acknowledgments October 10, 2016
  • RSS Across the Disciplines

    • Special Issue: Teaching Assistants and Writing Across the Curriculum September 30, 2016
      Although TAs have played an important role in WAC, published accounts have almost exclusively focused on the involvement and impact of faculty and undergraduate student writers. Much scholarship has examined TAs housed in English departments, composition programs, or writing programs where TAs primarily teach general education composition courses. However, there has been little scholarship on […]
    • A Review of The MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition September 6, 2016
      A book review by Thomas Polk, George Mason University
    • Writing-related Attitudes of L1 and L2 Students Who Receive Help from Writing Fellows August 8, 2016
      This study examines the writing-related attitudes of L1 and L2 students who receive individual discipline-based writing help from Writing Fellows. In comparison to L1 and monolingual English writers, L2 English and multilingual writers started the semester with more positive writing-related attitudes and were more likely to engage in constructive writing behaviors. In addition, while students […]