Students who receive instruction in discipline-specific communication perform better in introductory and upper-level STEM courses. In this study, researchers investigate how writing center intervention can aid STEM faculty in revising assignment rubrics and conveying to students the discourse conventions and expectations for writing tasks. The results suggest that the writing center, though often discussed and marketed as a student support service, can fill a gap by providing support to faculty.
Rollins, Anna and Kristen Lillvis. “When Rubrics Need Revision: A Collaboration Between STEM Faculty and the Writing Center.” Composition Forum, vol. 40, Fall 2018, https://compositionforum.com/issue/40/rubrics.php.