When designing a course that involves substantial writing, you may find it useful to keep a few key components in mind: course-specific learning objectives, discipline-specific writing expectations, sequencing of writing assignments, and, within those assignments, opportunities for instructors (and/or peers) to coach or provide feedback on drafts.
In this section, you’ll find materials and examples that can help you effectively integrate writing within your specific course.
WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (Council of Writing Program Administrators)
Building Oral & Written Communication Into Your Classroom (University of Delaware)
american studies 3112 | American Everyday Life
sequenced writing assignments: ethnographic observation, primary document interpretation, fiction/journal writing, cultural criticism
business administration 1910 | Freshman Seminar
individual and group assignments
communication disorders 5900 | Clinical Issues and Procedures
reflective journal; collaborative writing portfolios; written evaluation of journal articles and a professional conference
history 3613 / medieval studies 3610 | History of the Crusades
textual analysis and informal writing within a compressed summer course schedule
mechanical engineering 4431 | Energy Conversion Systems
laboratory notebooks; lab reports, including preliminary drafts; oral reports
music 5201 | Advanced Music History: Music and Society
3- to 5-page weekly writing assignments
physics 3071W | Laboratory-Based Physics for Teachers
idea journals; daily reflective journals; lesson designs and presentations
... for student writers
Students can schedule one-to-one consultations and download handouts about style and grammar, punctuation, the writing process, and documentation.