What Teaching Resources are Available?


Getting Started

Why include writing in my courses?

What is writing to learn?

What is writing to engage?

What is writing in the disciplines?

Useful Knowledge

What should I know about rhetorical situations?

Do I have to be an expert in grammar to assign writing?

What should I know about genre and design?

What should I know about second-language writing?

What teaching resources are available?

What should I know about WAC and graduate education?

Assigning Writing

What makes a good writing assignment?

How can I avoid getting lousy student writing?

What benefits might reflective writing have for my students?

Using Peer Review

Why consider collaborative writing assignments?

Do writing and peer review take up too much class time?

How can I get the most out of peer review?

Responding to Writing

How can I handle responding to student writing?

How can writing centers support writing in my courses?

What writing resources are available for my students?

Using Technology

How can computer technologies support writing in my classes?

Designing and Assessing WAC Programs

What is a WAC program?

What designs are typical for WAC programs?

How can WAC programs be assessed?

More on WAC

Where can I learn more about WAC?

Don't ignore your own expertise as a reader and writer in your discipline. Even if you aren't comfortable using grammatical or rhetorical terminology to explain a draft's problem to a student, your experience reading and writing in your field will alert you to problems to highlight for students.

In addition to the information presented in this guide, you can also obtain information from your campus writing center or writing program.

Finally, other guides on this may be helpful, particularly those on the Teaching Resources Page. Please check our teaching guides, and let us know if you have questions or suggestions for additional materials you would like to see us add to this or other WAC Clearinghouse guides.