Resources for Writing-Intensive Courses
- Goals of Writing Intensive Courses
- Hallmarks of Writing Intensive Courses
- So, You're Teaching a First Year Seminar...
- List of Writing Intensive Courses
- Proposing a New Writing Intensive Course
- Using Peer Groups
- Using Portfolios in a Writing Intensive Course
- Writing Assignments in Writing Intensive Courses
- Writing to Learn and Communicate in Writing Intensive Courses
Examples of Writing-Intensive Assignments and Syllabi
Examples of Successful Proposals for WI Courses at Stetson
- HIST 105 "Modern Western Civilization"
- PSYC 203 "Great Experiments"
- MUSC 197A, "History of Popular Music"
- COMM 311 "Classical Rhetoric"
- GESS 498 "Senior Research Proposal"
- ECON 498 "Senior Research Proposal"
- MC 392 "Song Literature"
- AFST 350A "Advanced Africana Literature"
Examples from Other Colleges and Universities
- In Geography:"The Human Use of the Environment," taught at Boston College
- in Anthropology: "Aging and Culture" at University of South Florida
- In Political Science, "American Government" taught at CUNY-Hunter College
- In Music Education, "History of Music" taught at Eastern Michigan University
Faculty Development Workshops
- September 2013 Faculty Development: Handling the Paper Load
- August 2013: FSEM Pre-Term Faculty Development workshop packet
- April 2012: FSEM Faculty Development Workshop packet
- August 2011 FSEM Faculty Workshop packet of materials.
- April 2009 workshop on Incorporating Writing into Course Unit Classes.
- 2008 "Teaching Conversation" about teaching with writing. Includes example grading rubrics and assessment criteria.
- 2008 "Teaching Conversation" document offering an example rubric for a term paper in any discipline.
Guiding Principles of the Writing Program
- NCTE Position Statement on Writing Assessment
- NCTE Position Statement on Teaching, Writing, and Assessing in Digital Environments
- WPA's Outcomes Statement
- Students' Right to Their Own Language
Resources for Writing to Learn
- "What is Writing to Learn?" from the WAC Program at Colorado State University.
- "Write to Learn" from the University of Richmond.
Resources for Preventing Plagiarism
- Avoiding Plagiarism: more than a checklist of what not to do. Check this out, from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
- Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism "Best Practices," The Council of Writing Program Administrators
- Harris, Robert. "Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers." 2009
- Plagiarism Scenarios - A useful activity for teaching your classes about plagiarism
- Preventing Plagiarism
Resources for Portfolios
- One of our reference schools, Carleton College, instituted a writing-intensive curriculum in 2001; part of their program is the writing portfolio. See this article for information about Carleton's Writing Program (from the American Association of Colleges & Universities and from the National Commission on Writing).
- Hesse, Doug. Portfolio Grading Standards for ENGL 101. from Teaching Composition, Urbana, 2005. (PDF file.)
- Portfolio terminology. Nedra Reynolds, from Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Instructors (PDF file)
- Reflective elements in portfolios. Nedra Reynolds, from Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Instructors. (PDF file)
- Grading the portfolio. Nedra Reynolds, from Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Instructors (PDF file)