First-Year Writing: Pedagogies, Methods, & Design

On these pages, faculty will find an assortment of resources designed to support their teaching of first-year writing.

Syllabus and Assignment Design

Backward design is a useful method for any professor in that it ensures that all assignments, readings, and activities will connect students with the outcomes that the professor deems essential to the course.

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Teaching Writing as Process

Some students arrive in college with strategies for managing all these steps of the writing process; others have habits that have served them in high school but that limit them in college.

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Conducting Writing Workshops

The writing workshop is the heart of the successful writing classroom. In these workshops, instructors use student papers (in part or in whole) as the basis of discussion and instruction.

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Teaching Argument

When developing the courses that we teach, we want to design a course that will inspire our students to sharpen their critical thinking skills.

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Teaching Research

Students entering Dartmouth will need instruction in finding, evaluating, incorporating, and citing sources.

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Addressing Grammar

This page will help professors seeking very practical advice on handling grammatical errors in student writing.

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