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Designing Your Course

WRIT 105 College Writing I

  • Students should write 4,500-5,500 words for which they are given your feedback. Feedback can take the form of written words, Screencastify (or other) videos, and face-to-face conferences. This writing should be revised by students and/or serve as scaffolded prose that will build toward future assignments in the class.
  • Revision.
  • Regular instructor feedback on drafts; evaluation of and feedback on final drafts.
  • A rersearch-based essay, which is one of the three major essays in the class.
  • Instruction in basic research techniques and more particular attention to teaching writing without plagiarism, i.e., summary, paraphrase and direct quotation. (Note: New Student Experience class instructors send students to the library for a basic tour; 105 instructors should schedule a directive research class.)
  • Review of citation requirements, from Works Cited page to introduction of quotes.
  • Instruction and practice in peer review.
  • Use of Canvas, at least minimally, for announcements, posting of grades, assignments and syllabi.

WRIT 106 College Writing II

  • Students should write 4,500-5,500 words for which they are given your feedback. Feedback can take the form of written words, Screencastify (or other) videos, and face-to-face conferences. This writing should be revised by students and/or serve as scaffolded prose that will build toward future assignments in the class.
  • Revision.
  • Regular instructor feedback on drafts; evaluation of and feedback on final drafts.
  • Research-based essay.  See above.
  • Instruction and practice in peer review.
  • Diversity of texts.
  • If using literature, diversity of writers—by race, class, and gender, canonical and non-canonical.
  • Use of Canvas, at least minimally, for announcements, posting of grades, assignments and syllabi.

 

Essay Evaluation

Students should be evaluated by the program assessment criteria. See Student Writing Assessment.

 

Sample Syllabi now available on the Syllabus Basics page.