Motivating Your Students About Writing

In-Class Writing Lessons

Author: 
Molly Peeney, Slavic Languages and Literature, UW-Madison
Description: 
Step-by-step instructions for designing and leading in-class discussions of student writing, developed for a Slavic literature-in-translation course.

Using student writing samples as the basis of your in-class discussions about writing is an effective method to teach writing and it saves you time. Why?

 

Helping Students Survive and Grow Through Critical Feedback on Writing Assignments

Author: 
Sara Lindberg, Psychology Department, UW-Madison
Description: 
How do you increase student motivation to write while you give tough critical feedback on writing?

There are several things you can do to help your students cope with critical feedback – a necessary evil in the writing process.

Helping Your Students Improve Their Writing and Their Learning

Author: 
Brad Hughes, UW-Madison WAC Program
Description: 
Here are some suggestions, based on research and experience, for improving your students' writing--and for improving the experience you have assigning, reading, and responding to it.

Obviously, many of these techniques take time to implement and some may be logistically impossible in large classes, but they have proven successful here and at many other schools, in courses across the curriculum. These suggestions may be used in any combination—few of us could employ all of them.

 

Helping Your Students Improve Their Writing and Their Learning

Conducting Conferences with Your Students

Author: 
Brad Hughes, UW-Madison WAC Program
Conducting Student-Teacher Conferences
 

Although you're likely to find them time consuming and exhausting, the individual conferences yo

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