Bayer, Trudy, Curto, Karen, and Kriley, Charity Acquiring Expertise in Discipline-Specific Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Exercise in Learning to Speak Biology (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/bayer_curto_kriley2005.cfm ) Though chiefly concerned with a component in a biology course intended to develop students’ oral skills, this article will is also be of interest to WI instructors, given the connection between speaking, writing, and learning.
Chabot, Chris and Tomkiewicz, Warren Writing in the Natural Science Department (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/vol9/chabot.pdf ) Useful survey of approach taken to writing intensive courses in specific courses in biology, chemistry and other scientific disciplines.
Gessell, Donna A. and Kokkala, Irene Establishing Author-Editor Interdisciplinary Learning Communities (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse, http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/vol13/gessell_kokkala.pdf ) Interesting account of an interdisciplinary Biology-English departments effort involving workgroups of students across the disciplines collaborating on writing assignments.
Gladstein, Jill Conducting Research in the Gray Space: How Writing Associates Negotiate Between WAC and WID in an Introductory Biology Course (Across the Disciplines http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/fellows/gladstein.cfm ) Particularly interesting because it describes the effective use of writing fellows even when the latter are not biology majors.
Kiefer, Kate and Leff, Aaron Client-Based Writing about Science: Immersing Science Students in Real Writing Contexts (Across the Disciplines, http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/kiefer_leff2008.cfm ) Of interest to instructors interested in developing a client-based, problem-solving approach to writing assignments in the sciences.
Reitsma, Len Innovative Writing Assignments in the Natural Sciences (The WAC Journal, Vol. 10 April 1999 http://wac.colostate.edu/journal/vol10/reitsma.pdf ) Hands-on account of application of writing intensive approach to writing assignments in upper-level biology courses. Useful if you are seeking inventive approaches to writing.
Stockton, Sharon Students and Professionals writing Biology: Disciplinary Work and Apprentice Storytellers (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse, http://wac.colostate.edu/llad/v1n2/stockton.pdf ) What is the relationship between writing in the discipline (of Biology) and writing in general? Stockton concludes that while writing in Biology is not so different from that in other disciplines, there is a “biological discourse” that students need to master in order to thrive. Instructors must help them achieve this mastery.
Weidman, Nadine Gender Issues in Biology: An Approach to Teaching Writing (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse, http://wac.colostate.edu/llad/v2n3/weidman.pdf ) Of particular interest because it discusses in some detail the rationale behind the choice of content and format of a specific course’s writing components.
Langsam, Deborah M. and Blake Lancey, Kathleen Emailing Biology: Facing the Biochallenge (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse, http://wac.colostate.edu/books/ecac/chapter18.pdf ) Discusses the advantages and challenges of using teacher/student email exchanges as an integrated learning tool.
Lynch, Dennis A. E-mail in an Interdisciplinary Context (copy available in WAC Clearinghouse, http://wac.colostate.edu/books/ecac/chapter12.pdf ) Interesting chiefly because it recounts the failure in the use of email in a biology course, but also because it provides recommendations for improved use.