Practices, Resources, and Handouts for Faculty
These resources are designed to facilitate student / teacher interaction around
writing. Each of the pages includes links to further reading from our
Teaching with Writing Across the Curriculum newsletter.
Writing to Learn
- "Teachers often hesitate to assign writing because they think that all writing has to be evaluated. However…"
- Creating Clear Assignments
- "The construction of a well-thought-out assignment is the foundation of a productive writing/learning experience…"
- Evaluating and Grading
- "As we read student writing we become aware of the "hidden" criteria we need to specify in subsequent assignments…"
- Feedback Toward Revision
- "Because the time we have to devote to feedback is limited…"
- Peer Response Groups
- "In order for peer groups to be productive…"
- Collaborative Writing
- "Collaborative writing assignments are compelling opportunities…"
- Error Log and Checklist
- Ask students to keep a personalized error log and checklist of common errors you notice. They can also tailor it to specific assignments, classes. or types of writing. This is a tool they can take with them throughout their studies.
Resources for Working with ESL Writers
In addition, you might recommend some of the following resources to students:
For resources specific to the kinds of writing that graduate students encounter, you might recommend some
of the information listed below: