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: In-class activities
Check out four best practices for teaching writing that can help you improve student learning without creating a mountain of grading work. Source: Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading | Edutopia
Check out this PDF outlining 50 communications activities for the classroom: 50 Communications Activities, Icebreakers, & Exercises. By Peter R. Garber.
And it’s just as pointless to condemn any ban on electronic devices in the classroom. Source: No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Closure ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, so make it fun. Students will better retain information reinforced with music, movement, art, or play. Source: 22 Powerful Closure Activities | Edutopia
Practices from the software-development world can be adapted to disrupt undergraduate education’s “seat time equals learning” model. Source: 3 Easy Ways to Embrace High-Impact Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education
From Edutopia, Larry Ferlazzo discusses practical strategies to reinforce student motivation in the classroom: Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia.
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.