Resources on Teaching Writing
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Writing Across the Curriculum
Teaching Writing in the Disciplines
Visual Notetaking in the Classroom (Wendy Pillars, Education Week: Teacher) New
Writing in the Disciplines & Across the Curriculum (Montclair State University)
Writer’s Web: Writing in the Disciplines (University of Virginia)
Writing at the Threshold (Larry Weinstein)
This is a supplement to the book Writing at the Threshold: Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level, which is available through Summit. Examples in this supplement are illustrated with literary texts, but strategies can be adapted for other disciplines.
Working with ESL Writers Across the Curriculum (Susan Whitelock)
Writing to Learn
“Although writing to learn, like writing across the curriculum, emphasizes
writing in all disciplines, its goal is different. Writing across the
curriculum aims to improve the quality of writing, while writing to
learn focuses on better thinking and learning” (Gere 5).
“Dinging for ‘Grammatical Errors’” (Anne Curzan)
Curzan points out that what one educator sees as error in English grammar is not always true for another. Her article includes strategies intended to help students learn Standard Written English (SWE).
“Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on Best Practices” (Council of Writing Program Administrators)
Academic Honesty Self-Test (Pomona College; posted with permission): Question #5 is specific to Pomona College’s policy. Either research the answer on Pomona’s site or guess, and go on with the test.
WSU Plagiarism Information Site: Students may be particularly interested in the pages titled “What is it?” and “How to Avoid It.”
Online and Hybrid Courses
This blog focuses on teaching online and hybrid composition courses, but the ideas presented could be adapted for writing in other disciplines
A variety of professional and institutional resources on writing outcomes and assessment are listed here.