Friday, February 14th is the spring deadline for $2,000 Writing in Disciplines Course Development Grants! Proposals should be ≤1,000 words. Download the CALL FOR PROPOSALS for details.
Writing Pedagogy Resources
Looking for faculty writing workshop materials? See our Writing Workshop Resources page.
Assignment Design: “Designing Essay Assignments” 2pg. summary of key questions and considerations for designing clear and specific writing assignments from the Harvard Writing Program.
Editing: Editor Richard Lanham’s famous “paramedic method”– 7-steps to more concise writing
Source Attribution/Documentation and Plagiarism:
“Warning: When You Must Cite” is a useful list of 8 examples of cases where a student must cite source material (from Yale).
Definitions of direct, mosaic, and accidental plagiarism from the CBB Plagiarism Resource Cite
Exercises for teaching students how to avoid plagiarism (from Purdue’s famous Online Writing Lab)
Grammar & Style:
Diana Hacker’s Pocket Style Manual website (grammar review exercises, citation formats, writing tips)
Responding to Student Writing:
Responding to Student Writing a useful 2pg. guide from Harvard’s Writing Program.
Working with Multilingual Students:
Common English mistakes made by native Chinese speakers – A succinct description of common errors native Chinese speakers make when speaking/writing English plus the reasons why these mistakes occur.
“Valuing Written Accents: Non-native Students Talk about Identity,Academic Writing, and Meeting Teachers’ Expectations” wonderful, short case studies and detailed examples of diverse international students’ writing education and challenges in adjusting to US academic writing styles.
Want a writing fellow for your writing-intensive course?
A few months before the start of a new semester, we start a waiting list of faculty interested in working with a Writing Fellow for specific, writing-intensive courses. We consider academic background, schedule, and faculty requests in making course matches, but we cannot guarantee a specific student will be available. Priority goes to faculty teaching first-year, writing-intensive courses. Please contact Paula Harrington (email@example.com) or Stacey Sheriff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with requests or questions.
- Read the short Writing Fellow Guidelines for Faculty for a concise overview.