WRIT 2-3 Guidelines for Faculty

Guidelines for Faculty

Writing 2-3 is a course designed to help students become better thinkers, readers, researchers, and writers. With these aims in mind, faculty should note the following guidelines:

  1. The readings for Writing 2-3 should be challenging and provocative, but they should not be so challenging that students have inadequate time to write. Instructors should include readings from a variety of disciplines. Readings should also be chosen with the idea that students require models for good writing.
  2. Instructors should devote substantial class time to writing workshops, in which they model ways for coming up with topics and structuring arguments.
  3. Writing instruction should include peer critiques of student work.
  4. Instructors should require revision and should provide guidance and feedback throughout the revision process.
  5. Instructors should schedule conferences with students, individually or in small groups, outside the classroom.
  6. Attention should be given to developing the skills of conversation and critical thinking.
  7. Instructors will design a research assignment and will, in conjunction with the library, provide instruction and support throughout the research process.