Creative ideas from GSIs for eliciting memorable discussions that help students learn.
reading & composition courses
Brief introduction to some central ideas in composition pedagogy.
Learn how to describe to students what is distinctive about the kinds of papers you will assign in your R&C course.
Consider the length and complexity of the assignments you give, and sequence them so that students can build from lower-stakes to higher-stakes papers.
Be clear about what “review” and “revise” mean, and give your students in-class practice with essay drafts.
R&C GSIs in all courses see many of the same kinds of errors. Here are several GSIs’ ideas for addressing them.
GSIs sometimes see student papers that are dense with linguistic errors or lack basic rhetorical structures. Here are some effective ways to address the problems while also protecting your time.
Four important ways you can help students increase their mastery as writers.
Handbooks and reference works you can use with students learning to write academically.
Explore a broad array of web pages, books, and campus resource offices helpful to R&C instructors and students.