Sweetland has begun an earnest investigation into the Upper-Level Writing Requirement, Writing across the Curriculum, and Writing in the Disciplines at U-M and more broadly.
The Impact of Meta-Cognitive Strategies within Writing in the Disciplines
Funded by a grant from the Teagle and Spencer foundations, the experiment examines whether integrating "meta-cognitive" practices (i.e., reflective techniques) into the teaching of writing can improve students' understanding of disciplinary content in upper-level writing courses. Read more.
Assessing the LSA ULWR
In February 2010, Sweetland received a two-year $15,000 Whitaker I grant to undertake a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the Upper-Level Writing Requirement. Read more.
Redefining Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Through the support of a 2001 grant from the Gilbert Whitaker Foundation, Sweetland was able to take a closer look at teaching in upper-level writing courses. Read more.
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