Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Geology & Geophysics, clip 3 of 16

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Place-based WAC/WID Hui
place-based writing; writing across the curriculum; writing in the disciplines; Writing Intensive courses; scholarship of teaching and learning; writing pedagogy; general education requirements; kind of learning; sense of place; educational context; socialization; fieldwork; mapping; observations; instructor feedback; student preparation; disciplinary discourse; data-driven writing; discursive conventions; geology; geophysics
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Brief excerpt from interview: Students spend three to four saturdays at Hanauma Bay making a geological map, wandering around, navigating with GPS, noting on their map what layers they're at, [and] looking at the distribution of the layers... I give a lecture in the second week of the semester where I go over the parts of a typical paper. What is an abstract? What goes in it? What doesn't go in it? What is an intro? what goes in it, what doesn't go in it; and so on. I give them the full skeleton... [In shorter papers] you may not want to spend time writing [the distinct parts], but you want to at least think in that order.