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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Authors & Contributors

Insight from a Colleague

In her commenting on the student writing project, Alicia Cook in Human Development focuses as much as possible on ways to help students continue developing skills for lifelong learning. Structure and sequence is key. She meets with groups as they begin to develop their proposal, and she spends more time on drafts than on final projects. She also notes that helping students see themselves as professionals and assigning relevant writing tasks (for their professional activities in the future) helps students make this leap from student to professional. As she puts it, "When students see the relevance of writing, it takes on a life of its own."