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 from Other Colleges and Universities
- In Geography:"The Human Use of the Environment," taught at Boston College
- in Anthropology: "Folklore and the Supernatural," taught at Texas A&M
- In Political Science, "The Politics of Film," taught at university of Hawai'i-Manoa
- In Economics, "International Trade," taught at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- In History, "U.S. History from 1865", taught at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- In Education, "Sociology of Education," taught at CUNY.
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 for Freshman English Programs
- 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
- Bugeja, Michael. "Busting the New Breed of Plagiarist." 2000. Published in the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
- Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism "Best Practices," The Council of Writing Program Administrators
- Harris, Robert. "Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers." 2009
- Standler, Ronald B. "Plagiarism in Colleges in the USA." 2000.
- The Plagiarism Resource Site. Although this website prioritizes plagiarism detection strategies more than prevention strategies, it includes some useful and free pattern matching software.
- 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).
- Johnson-Bogart, Kim. "Writing Portfolios: What Teachers Learn from Student Self-Assessment." Evergreen College.
- 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)