Writing About Writing At Bates

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How to grade less, grade faster, and be a better teacher of writing.

Ask any group of faculty what they find most taxing, frustrating, and...

By Dan Sanford on November 3, 2017

Writing to Win vs. Writing to Evolve

In the face of outright racism, sexism and “alternative facts,” an imperative...

By Bridget Fullerton on October 5, 2017

What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Writing

  I still remember snippets of comments my professors wrote on my...

By Stephanie Wade on September 18, 2017

A Somewhat Belated Introduction

I’ve been the Administrative Coordinator for Writing at Bates for roughly half...

By Eric Dyer on April 7, 2017

Working with English Language Learners by embracing the challenges they face

One of the most common points of confusion and anxiety that I...

By Daniel Sanford on March 10, 2017

Using Portfolios to Teach Reflective Writing & Narratives of Learning

Whether you’re teaching a “W” course or not, in a twelve-week semester,...

By Misty Beck on February 17, 2017

Code-Meshing and Writing Across Curriculum (WAC) Pedagogy

In 1988, Gayatri Spivak provocatively asked: “can the subaltern speak?” Spivak, a...

By Christopher Petrella on February 8, 2017

Welcome to the Writing at Bates Blog!

Writing at Bates is a program dedicated to supporting faculty as teachers...

By Daniel Sanford on January 27, 2017