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Online Writing Guides for Students: Why reinvent the wheel?

Designing Assignments
  • Colorado State elaborates on five principles: 1) tie the writing task to specific pedagogical goals, 2) note rhetorical aspects of the task, i.e., audience, purpose, writing situation, 3) make all elements of the task clear, 4) include grading criteria on the assignment sheet, and 5) break down the task into manageable steps.
  • CUNY distinguishes between “high stakes” and “low stakes” writing and presents some sample assignments.
  • Ferris State distinguishes between writing to learn and writing to demonstrate knowledge.
  • The University of Denver has tips for averting plagiarism.
  • The University of Central Florida stresses the importance of rhetorical context.

Giving Feedback/Evaluation

Teaching Disciplinary Conventions

WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum), WID (Writing in the Disciplines), and WTL (Writing to Learn) at Other Institutions.

Bookshelf
— précis of books in the field.

Don’t overlook the Marymount Center for Teaching Excellence and the Grants Service Office!

And finally, a little perspective on why (some) students hate writing, courtesy of YouTube.