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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Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content. Source: Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class – The Chronicle of Higher Education
I Cannot Prepare Students to Write Their (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Poly Sci., etc…) Papers | Just Visiting | Inside Higher Ed
When faculty in other disciplines complain that students “can’t even write a decent sentence,” (likely true when looking at the actual assignments), the problem is not that students don’t know grammar and syntax, but because they are struggling badly with … Continue reading
With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed
New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality — not quantity — matters most. Source: With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed
A new movement strives for simplicity. Source: The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing – The Atlantic
Source: Infographic Resume on Behance A great example of tailoring your resume to your audience and purpose.
Gauging their own progress by the end of the course may help them evaluate your teaching more accurately. Source: How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves | Vitae
Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students’ brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write. Source: 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Edutopia
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom? Source: 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia
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