Some Comprehensive Resources for Teaching Writing
- Model W Course Materials — Selected syllabi and assignments from Bucknell W1 and W2 courses
- Bucknell Digital Commons — An institutional repository of published articles, student research posters, senior and masters' theses, and more. These items may be useful for discussion as models in W courses or with thesis writers.
- Teaching with Writing — Kerry Walk, Princeton Writing Program (pdf)
- Responding Efficiently and Effectively to Student Writing — Cary Moskowitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Duke (pdf)
- Online Resources to Share with Students concerning research, documentation, citation styles, avoiding plagiarism, writing process, revising, editing
Incorporating Writing-to-learn Activities
Writing-to-learn activities help students learn course material by writing about it in frequent, relatively "low-stakes" assignments. While designing, collecting, and (if you so choose) responding to writing-to-learn assignments does require a minimal time investment, instructors benefit by receiving immediate information about students' understanding of course concepts, and students benefit from opportunities to articulate their developing understanding in advance of higher-stakes assignments such as formal essays or exams.
Teaching First-year Writing
Teaching Writing in STEM Courses
- Teaching with Writing — Kerry Walk, Princeton Writing Program: See especially Ch. 9, "Teaching with Writing in Science and Engineering," by Judith Schwartz (45-52) (pdf)
- Writing in the Sciences — Excellent guide to genres such as the scientific paper, abstracts, poster sessions, and more, from the Writing Lab at Colorado State University
- Teaching Writing in Engineering, the Sciences, and Mathematics — Cary Moskowitz, Director of Writing in the Disciplines, Duke University: Materials from Bucknell University faculty development workshop, January 2011
- Writing-to-Learn in Undergraduate Science Education: A Community-Based, Conceptually-Driven Approach — CBE Life Sci Educ. 2012 Spring; 11(1): 17-25. (Article)
- STEM Writing-to-Learn Database, Duke University (RefWorks RefShare) — based on the project described in the article linked above.
- Effective Communication, Better Science — by Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Scientific American (guest blog)
- Model W Course Materials (Moodle) — See especially the syllabus and handouts for CENG 350L. If you have similar materials to share or recommend, please contact a Writing Center staff member or the Writing Program director.
- See also all resources below, selected to assist faculty in meeting the goals of W2 courses at Bucknell.
Using Peer Response in the Classroom
Materials from our peer response classroom workshops:
Other peer response resources and models:
- No One Writes Alone — Video (6:33) from MIT, directed to a student audience, contextualizing peer review as a central activity for all writers and thinkers. Includes student and faculty voices.
- Modes of Peer Response (including how to set up activities and prepare students) — Bucknell workshop handouts, Chris Anson, N. C. State (pdf)
- Response Styles — Chris Anson, N. C. State (geared toward faculty but also applicable to student responders) (pdf)
- How to Help Students Give Effective Peer Response — Bucknell workshop handout, Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University (pdf)
Teaching Multilingual Writers
- Writing Across Borders - a "3-year documentary project funded by Oregon State University's Center for Writing and Learning and its Writing Intensive Curriculum Program. The documentary's purpose is to help faculty ... work more productively with international students in writing environments." Each video segment is approx. 10 minutes long. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
- Addressing Error — Bucknell workshop handout, Vivian Zamel, UMass-Boston (pdf)
- Advice and Strategies for Working with Second-Language Writers Across the Curriculum — Terry Myers Zawacki, Writing Across the Curriculum Director, George Mason University
- "Top 10 Most Common Grammatical Issues, Ranked by Severity" — From Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly, and Zuzana Tomás, Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education (Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press, 2014) (pdf)
- See also "Thoughts on Writing" — by Davis Nam, Bucknell University Class of 2014 (pdf)
Adapting Instructional Methods and Materials to Accommodate All Learners
Browse the Writing Center Library
Faculty members are also welcome to browse our library of print materials in Carnegie Building, as well as the additional online resources listed below.