Connections 20080. Analyzing and Solving Problems Through Writing
This two-course connection between Chemistry 303 and English 280 teaches writing as a means of problem analyzing and problem solving as well as a means of presenting information. The
writing assignments in the two courses devote considerable attention to the appropriate audience, purpose and genre called for by specific contexts—what compositionists refer to as the “rhetorical situation.” Each course teaches professional writing as a scaffolded process requiring a deep understanding of existing research to identify key gaps in knowledge (CHEM 303) or multiple perspectives (ENG 280); a drafting and/or exploratory phase; and revision based on feedback provided to them by their professor and/or peers.