Disciplinary Literacy Assignment Background: Earlier assignments for this cours


Disciplinary Literacy Assignment
Background: Earlier assignments for this course gave you
opportunities to identify themes and terms for analysis so that you could begin
to understand and practice meeting the expectations for writing in higher
education. This project allows you to
continue practicing sound analytic and critical thinking, reading, and writing
skills while also introducing you to the ways that research and participating
in important academic discussions further prepare you to use literacy in
effective ways.
Requirements: Different academic disciplines have different
ways of presenting and analyzing information, different ways of building
knowledge, and different ways of presenting knowledge in written forms. This paper gives you the opportunity to begin
building your own understanding of how writing, reading, and researching
operate within a discipline of interest to you.
It also gives you the opportunity to explore how music enhances literacy
activities in the discipline you choose to explore. You may choose any
discipline you wish to examine for this project. Whichever you choose, you must engage in at
least the following activities:
Analysis
of at least one scholarly article from that discipline
Analysis
of an article from at least one trade publication related to that
discipline
At
least one interview you hold with a professor from that discipline, or at
least one interview with an undergraduate student who has been studying
the discipline for some time as their major, or at least one interview
with a person who practices in a field related to that discipline
An
introductory piece about economic and quality of life issues related to
workers in that discipline or career field.
If you choose to explore the ways music is (or is not) included
in the literacy activities of the discipline you explore, at least three of the
research activities listed above should explore music as a way of enhancing
writing, reading, and researching in that discipline.
Please note that if after trying you can’t find someone to
interview, you do have the option of completing another analysis of a scholarly
article from your discipline or an article from a trade publication from your
discipline.
Your paper must be 6-8 pages long – double space, in
12-point font, with one-inch margins.
Writing Context: Many students come to higher education with
only a vague idea of what it means to become a participating member of an
academic discipline. Your purpose in
this essay is to give students who are new to the academic discipline you have
chosen to explore an introduction to the expectations for writing, reading, and
researching in that discipline.
Ultimately, your paper should help your audience understand the ways
that writing is used to create and communicate knowledge in ways that help them
become better readers and writers within the discipline under discussion.
SWAP analysis for this assignment.
Subject:
Reading, writing, and
researching required in your career and major (discipline of study)
Writer:
Read and analyze trade
publications
Read and analyze scholarly
articles (written by professors)
Interview with (choose one):
Professional in
field
A professor who
teaches your majors
Student in your
major
Audience:
Student who are new to the
academic discipline
Purpose:
To give your audience an
idea of reading, writing, researching in field/ career.


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