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Many teachers, departments, writing centers, and faculty lounges have a file drawer full of workable assignments. These are often used to help new colleagues, inspire those who want to try new approaches, and "save" those who don't have time or inclination to reinvent the wheel.

The WAC Clearinghouse Teaching Exchange provides a space for sharing such resources for teachers who use writing—formal or informal, discipline specific or transdisciplinary—as part of their classes. Please feel free to browse through these offerings, which are categorized by purpose. We hope you find something educational, provocative, informative, and useful. And we hope you'll recommend additional resources to include in the Exchange.

— Justin Jory
Teaching Exchange Editor

Category: Lesson Plans

Celebrating Student Achievement
Skip Downing provides a series of lesson plans that help end the semester with a student celebration of writing, speaking, and eating. This article, originally published in the Academic.Writing Teaching Exchange, is reproduced here in its entirety. The original article can be found at http://wac.colostate.edu/aw/teaching/downing2000.htm.
Contributor: Skip Downing, Professor of English and Coordinator of Learning Communities, Baltimore City Community College
Email: skipdown@erols.com
Introduction to Math Autobiography and Course Reflection Assignments
Christopher Reisch shares two related assignments, a Math Autobiography and Course Reflection. The lesson plans, originally published in the Academic.Writing Teaching Exchange, can be viewed by following the URL above.
Contributor: Christopher Reisch , The State University of New York at Buffalo
Email: reisch@acsu.buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 645-2394
The Final Exam – A Celebration of Communication Skills
Marlene M. Preston offers a final exam assignment where students celebrate the semester's learning. This assignment, and its related materials, originally appeared in the Academic.Writing Teaching Exchange. It can be viewed by following the URL above.
Contributor: Marlene M. Preston, Virginia Tech Department of Communication Studies