It's important to know why we teach in particular ways and, if we want to evolve our teaching, why we're doing so. These first two articles are useful because they answer two often asked questions. The first explains what Writing Across the Curriculm is and why it's important for helping students become better writers. The second, whether you love or hate grammar, looks at studies on the impact of teaching grammar in different ways and across many disciplies; you'll be surprised at the findings!
- David R. Russell: "Writing Across the Curriculum in Historical Perspective: Toward a Social Interpretation (PDF)"
- Patrick Hartwel: "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Grammar (PDF)"
Additonal Helpful Articles and Resources on Writing
Conference on College Composition and Communication (This is the national organization for college writing policies and studies)