In this chapter, Bean describes ways that faculty across disciplines can help students situate their writing in a rhetorical context: genre, purpose, audience. He argues that thinking about writing in this way helps students transfer skills from one writing situation to another.
Credit:John C. Bean, Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. (2nd Ed.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.