This self-paced course can be taken at any time and is intended for instructional faculty from any discipline seeking to improve the use of writing assignments to foster learning. Through a series of modules and assessments, participants will (a) learn to define and differentiate between Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Writing to Learn (WTL), and Writing in the Disciplines (WID); (b) identify key genres in their discipline; (c) identify key elements of these genres; (d) develop methods for teaching how to read and write these genres; (e) learn to incorporate WAC best practices, such as scaffolding, informal writing, peer review, reflection, and revision; (f) and improve grading with tips.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Distinguish between Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing to Learn, and Writing in the Disciplines.
- Identify key genres in their own discipline/field.
- Explain the important elements that make up a genre.
- Develop methods/techniques for teaching how to read and write in a genre.
- Develop strategies for effective feedback on student writing.
- Incorporate WAC course design best practices, such as scaffolding, informal writing, peer review, reflection, and revision, to develop effective writing skills.
Target Audience: Higher Ed Faculty.
Course is offered by Excelsior College.