Resources

The writing-intensive course program offers seminars and consultations for instructors teaching writing-intensive courses. Please use the links on the left side of this page to access more information about those services.

Instructors can also draw on a wealth of materials available in print and online. The following are a few sources we recommend.

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, by John Bean.

This book provides a good general introduction to teaching writing-intensive courses. It is available for purchase (~$30 at Amazon) or at Paley Library.

13 Ways of Looking at Responding to Student Writing, by Doug Hesse

Offers advice for faculty related to commenting on students' written drafts.

Writing-Intensive Lesson Plans

A series of plans for brief in-class lessons on various writing-related topics. Written by faculty at Brandeis University.

The WAC Clearinghouse Teaching Exchange

"The WAC Clearinghouse Teaching Exchange provides a space for sharing resources for teachers who use writing—formal or informal, discipline specific or transdisciplinary—as part of their classes" The site includes essays, assignments, tip sheets and other texts written and submitted by faculty.