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Teaching with Writing

Writing Program consultants offer feedback and advice to faculty members concerning any aspect of the use of writing in their classes, such as:

  • incorporating writing into a course
  • using writing in large classes
  • designing effective writing assignments
  • responding to student writing efficiently
  • managing large research-driven assignments
  • designing writing-related classroom activities
  • conferring with students about their writing
  • discouraging plagiarism
  • choosing appropriate technology for writing instruction

As an initial example of the sorts of things Writing Program personnel can be called upon to discuss, an article by Ray Smith on the use of Sequenced Microthemes describes one way to organize your syllabus.

Consultants can also assist faculty with issues related to encouraging and responding to student writing: