Strategies For Improving Student Writing
This is a resource page to help you formulate and implement teaching strategies and activities to enhance student writing. Contributions in this page were made by veteran faculty members in teaching writing.
Constructing effective writing assignment across disciplines:Some tips on writing assignments [pdf] A list of 18 tips and useful resources for formulating meaningful and clear writing assignments. Nancy Markowitz, Professor, Elementary Education; Faculty-in-Residence for Peer Partners in Teaching
Responding to student writing at San José State University [pdf] A professional learning project focused on ways we as faculty members of San José State University respond to student writing and how these responses or feedback might become more effective. Rosemary Henze, Professor, Linguistics and Language Development
More helpful materials on student writing from Professor Henze as a Faculty-in-Residence for the Center for Faculty Development:
Helping students write better: Campus services and practices [pdf] Resources include university writing centers, books and other print materials, on-line and computer-based instructional aids, and including some that are designed for non-native speakers. A Scholarship of College Teaching and Learning Research Study by the 2003-4 cohort of Teacher Scholars.
Writing Center at San José State University The Writing Center's goal is to help students to become better writers in their disciplines with the help of a wide variety of resources, one-on-one consultation, workshops, etc. They also support faculty to elicit the best writing from their students with services such as, class visit, customizing writing supplements for their students in specific areas, etc.