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teaching resources

Our teaching resources include sample syllabi, assignments, assessment tools, and other materials that you may comb for ideas to use in your own teaching.

teaching with writing tips

Our Writing Across the Curriculum program has launched a series of monthly Teaching with Writing Tips, the goal of which is to offer timely and pragmatic support to faculty members and instructors who teach with writing in undergraduate and graduate courses in all disciplinary areas. Suggestions? Reactions? Please send them to Jules Thompson.

April 2014: Teaching Academic Citation Practices in U.S. Higher Educational Contexts

March 2014: Clarify Instructor Expectations with Annotated Student Writing Samples

February 2014: Backward Design for Grading Rubrics

January 2014: Arranging Virtual Peer Response

December 2013: Reflective Writing for Metacognition and Synthesis (.pdf)

November 2013: Responding for Revision (.pdf)

October 2013: Preventing Plagiarism (.pdf)

September 2013: Quick, Effective Writing Instruction (.pdf)

August 2013: Planning to Teach with Writing (.pdf)

May 2013: Grading End-of-Semester Papers/Projects (.pdf)

April 2013: Assigning Revision Memos (.pdf)

March 2013: Ask Students for Mid-Semester Feedback (.pdf)

February 2013: Prioritizing Responses to Student Writing (.pdf)

January 2013: Devising Clear Writing Assignments (.pdf)

center for writing library

The Center for Writing houses a collection of texts and journals on higher education pedagogy and research, K-12 pedagogy and research, writing center pedagogy and research, Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines (WAC/WID), digital literacy, and literacy studies. These resources are available for limited check-out or use within our offices. View our collection online.

Front desk staff in 15 Nicholson Hall will be able to help you access materials from the Center for Writing library.