Writing @ Bates Archives

Wednesday

April 15, 2020 4:51 pm

Writing Tutors Reflect on their COVID-Motivated Switch to Remote Support

Bates’ shift to remote instruction in March 2020 was a tremendous undertaking for all aspects of campus, the Writing Center…

Friday

March 20, 2020 11:43 am

Simple, Effective Pedagogies for Remote Learning

The current crisis is challenging us not only to move very quickly to remote instruction, but to accommodate students who…

Tuesday

March 12, 2019 4:43 pm

Tools for Better, Faster Grading

Commenting on and grading papers can be one of the most time-consuming parts of faculty life. Changing our approach by using a…

Thursday

November 1, 2018 3:09 pm

Writing for Critical Thinking

We all know good critical thinking when we see it, but what is it— and how can we use writing…

Wednesday

May 2, 2018 11:36 am

Writing @ Bates on the Road – Getting There and Setting Up

We’re doing something a little different here.  Eric Dyer, who works full time as the Administrative Coordinator for Writing @…

Monday

March 12, 2018 9:09 am

Implicit Bias and the Teaching of Writing

In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Yes, You have Implicit Biases, Too), David Gooblar challenges us…

Friday

November 3, 2017 10:31 am

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 draining about teaching, and late nights of grading…

Thursday

October 5, 2017 11:13 am

Writing to Win vs. Writing to Evolve

In the face of outright racism, sexism and “alternative facts,” an imperative and fundamental skill we teach students is how…

Monday

September 18, 2017 4:29 pm

What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Writing

  I still remember snippets of comments my professors wrote on my papers when I was an undergraduate thirty years…

Friday

April 7, 2017 3:22 pm

A Somewhat Belated Introduction

I’ve been the Administrative Coordinator for Writing at Bates for roughly half a year, and I think this post is…