Podcasts

Philosophies of Teaching Writing

 


Good prompt, bad prompt: How to create good writing assignments

Resources
Writing Effective Essay Exam Questions(PDF)
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, John Bean
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College, Babara Walvoord


Writing the Teaching Philosophy Statement

Resources
Active Learning: A Practical Guide for College Faculty*, M. Weimer
Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, S. Brookfield
Developing your Teaching Philosophy
The Courage to Teach, P. Palmer
What the Best College Teachers Do, K. Bains

*University of Alberta has a Magna Commons Subscription, request access here


How to Respond to Student Writing

Resources
Responding to Student Writing: Suggestions from Writing Studies Research

Responding to Student Writing (PPT)

Harvard Writing Project Brief Guide Series: A Brief Guide to Responding to Student Writing (PDF)


Helping Graduate Students Write Well

 

Resources
Helping Graduate Students Write Well

Helping Graduate Students Improve Their Writing


How To Get A Good Thesis Statements

Resources
Writing a Working Thesis


Grammar: Should I Grade For It?

Resources
Grammar and Errors in Student Writing


Faster and Fairer: Using rubrics to grade written assignments in your class

Resources:
Health Science Rubrics

WAC Quickguide on Rubrics

Marking Rubrics Slides

CTL Rubrics page


Current-traditional, Process, and Post-process Approaches to Teaching Writing

Resources:
Current-traditional, process, and post-process approaches to teaching writing (PREZI)


The 10 Minute Assignment Tune-up

Resources:
10 Minute Assignment Tune-up (PDF)

Formal Writing Assignments: Suggestions from Writing Studies Research (PDF)

Scoring Guides and Rubrics: Suggestions from Writing Studies Research (PDF)

Clear Instructions, Great Expectations: Creating good writing assignments (PDF)

Marking Essays: Designing Rubrics that Work (PDF)


A Conversation with Instructors About Writing Assignments