Connected Learning Content-Area Literacy Teacher Inquiry
Scientific Writing and Technological Change
In this chapter, we explain several major ways that scientific writing has changed given technological advances. We then explain how we have attempted to address these changes in our teaching of scientific writing, for Julianne at the high school level (Greely High School, Maine) and for Mya at the college level (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts). At each site, we incorporate technology into or teaching as we lead students through the scientific research process. In this chapter, we focus on four areas that we have specifically integrated technology into our teaching—proposal writing, literature reviews, “storying” research findings, and peer review.
How to Build Better Engineers: A Practical Approach to the Mechanics of Text
These reflections from an engineer on how to improve the writing of engineers is an example of the WID approach in its focus on the actual writing that engineers do in their careers.Read more
Another tremendously useful resource is this interview with the authors of the NWP book Composing Science. The focus is science, but the lessons learned can be easily translated across disciplines.Read more