Some Comprehensive Resources for Teaching Writing

Incorporating Writing-to-Learn Activities

Writing-to-learn activities help students learn course material by writing about it in frequent, relatively "low-stakes" assignments. While designing, collecting, and (if you so choose) responding to writing-to-learn assignments does require a minimal time investment, instructors benefit by receiving immediate information about students' understanding of course concepts, and students benefit from opportunities to articulate their developing understanding in advance of higher-stakes assignments such as formal essays or exams.

Teaching First-year Writing

Teaching Writing in STEM Courses

Using Peer Response in the Classroom

Materials from our peer response classroom workshops:

Other peer response resources and models:

  • No One Writes Alone — Video (6:33) from MIT, directed to a student audience, contextualizing peer review as a central activity for all writers and thinkers. Includes student and faculty voices.
  • Modes of Peer Response (including how to set up activities and prepare students) — Bucknell workshop handouts, Chris Anson, N. C. State (pdf)
  • Response Styles — Chris Anson, N. C. State (geared toward faculty but also applicable to student responders) (pdf)
  • How to Help Students Give Effective Peer Response — Bucknell workshop handout, Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University (pdf)

Teaching Multilingual Writers

Adapting Instructional Methods and Materials to Accommodate All Learners

Browse the Writing Center Library

Faculty members are also welcome to browse our library of print materials in Carnegie Building, as well as the additional online resources listed below.