Welcome to the Advanced Writing website. Use this site to find syllabi, assignments, policies, and resources for teaching UMass Dartmouth's ENL 200-level writing courses.
On the top menu bar, you will find links to each of the department's 200-level writing courses. The homepage is a blogroll about teaching writing. Use the "Categories" below to access the blogroll by course.
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Category Archives: ENL 260
“Think-Pair-Share activities pose a question to students that they must consider alone and then discuss with a neighbor before settling on a final answer. This is a great way to motivate students and promote higher-level thinking.” via Think-Pair-Share.
Scaffolding means breaking up or down the learning process into chunks. For example, when scaffolding a reading assignment, you might open the text to discuss key vocabulary and then apply it to an example. Check out this article for 6 strategies you might … Continue reading
Here are 53 ways to engage students in the learning. Use these in-class to help you and your students to see their progress: Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia.
Check out these handouts and resources to improve students’ academic writing and communication from the Global Communication Center at Carnegie Mellon University. via Handouts & Resources-Global Communication Center – Carnegie Mellon University.
6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia.
Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead … Continue reading
Bloom’s Taxonomy. This webpage gives a nice overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification system that describes intellectual Behavior. And, this website includes a new version of the taxonomy, which uses verbs (rather than nouns) to describe levels of learning. As … Continue reading
Have your students check out the Guide to Academic Reading for managing and comprehending their reading assignments. Have students try out the five different note-taking strategies and other tips for reading difficult texts.
Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education
New research that suggests that taking notes by hand benefits students: Distractions posed by laptops in the classroom have been a common concern, but new research suggests that even if laptops are used strictly to take notes, typing notes hinders students’ … Continue reading