Faculty Resources

Syllabus Statements

Resources on Teaching Writing

Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition

Bits is a multi-author weblog that provides instructors with teaching ideas from leading scholars, authors, and editors.” (About)

Writing Commons

Writing Commons is a free, peer-reviewed, Open Education Resource (OER) for college-level writers and college faculty.”

Writing Across the Curriculum

The UWR and Disciplinary Writing

University Writing Requirement (UWR)

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Writing Across the Curriculum: An Introduction

Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

WID Bibliography

WAC Disciplinary Research

WAC Clearinghouse

Teaching Writing in the Disciplines

Integrating Writing and Speaking into Your Subject

Writing Instructors: Non-Purdue College Level

Ideas for Written Assignments

Novice vs. Expert Composing Behaviors (Diane Boehm, Saginaw Valley State University)

Mind Maps: Pictures and Words in Space

21 Formats: Templates of Visual Formats for Mapping Engaged & Critical Reading

Visual Notetaking in the Classroom (Wendy Pillars, Education Week: Teacher)

Peer Review

Tip Sheets

Integrating Writing Into Your Classroom (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

Roots in the Sawdust: Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

“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).

On Grammar

“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).

Plagiarism

“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

Teaching with Blogs

Online Writing Teacher

This blog focuses on teaching online and hybrid composition courses, but the ideas presented could be adapted for writing in other disciplines

Assessing Writing

A variety of professional and institutional resources on writing outcomes and assessment are listed here.

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