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Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments
“[Prompt] publish[es] assignments directed at both undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines.”
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 is a free, peer-reviewed, Open Education Resource (OER) for college-level writers and college faculty.”
The UWR and Disciplinary Writing
University Writing Requirement (UWR)
Writing Across the Curriculum: An Introduction
Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
WAC Disciplinary Research
WAC Glossary of Terms
21 Formats: Templates of Visual Formats for Mapping Engaged & Critical Reading
Ideas for Written Assignments
Integrating Writing and Speaking into Your Subject
Integrating Writing Into Your Classroom (Montclair State University)
Non-Purdue College Level Writing Instructors and Students
Novice vs. Expert Composing Behaviors (Diane Boehm, Saginaw Valley State University)
Mind Maps: Pictures and Words in Space
Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments New!
The Critical Thinking Initiative
Visual Notetaking in the Classroom (Wendy Pillars, Education Week: Teacher)
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)
Roots in the Sawdust: Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines
“Although writing to learn, like writing across the curriculum, emphasizeswriting in all disciplines, its goal is different. Writing across thecurriculum aims to improve the quality of writing, while writing tolearn 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.”
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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
A variety of professional and institutional resources on writing outcomes and assessment are listed here.
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