Gender and Women's Studies

Sequencing Different Genres of Writing Assignments in a Women’s Studies Syllabus

Caitilyn Allen, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
Professor Caitilyn Allen’s writing-intensive Women’s Studies syllabus includes her expectations for polished and revised drafts as well as overviews of the various papers she assigns throughout the semester.

Women’s Studies 530: Biology and Gender


Having Students Do Self-Evaluations of Their Writing and Speaking

Professor Virginia Sapiro, Gender and Women's Studies and Political Science Department
This kind of self-evaluation from students helps instructors evaluate students' work and encourages students, as this professor explains, to take responsibility for their own learning.

Self-Evaluation in Women’s Studies 640 



STUDENT’S NAME: _______________________________________________ 


From Topic to Thesis

Tisha Turk, Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison
Students may do a good job of coming up with a suitable thesis or argument, but how can instructors help students to move beyond the obvious or the ordinary? In this handout, instructor Tisha Turk shows her students what she’s thinking as she reads their ideas to help them understand reader expectations

A well-constructed thesis statement helps hold an essay together by showing the reader where the paper is going to go.

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