Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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Insight from a Colleague

Judy Hannah from Geosciences notes that not all the writing assignments she gives mimic professional writing in her field. Rather, she uses a range of assignments to give students practice with necessary skills:

She's careful to spell out the key criteria for each kind of writing assignment on the assignment sheet so that students can see precisely what to concentrate on.