Many instructors struggle with crafting writing assignments that are accessible yet challenging for students. We suggest you consider the scale of the assignment — in terms of time, length, and scope — and the learning objectives of the assignment: what do you want your students to learn or show that Continue Reading >>
A methodical way to turn your course ideas into a well designed set of student learning objectives, activities, and assessments.
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.
by Shelly Steward, Sociology
To make theory a way of seeing and understanding the world, [students] needed to be reminded of it outside of lectures, sections, and assignments. How could I insert sociological ideas into students’ everyday lives beyond the classroom? My strategy to address this problem was to create a course Twitter account.