Writing @ Bates Archives

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…

Friday

March 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Working with English Language Learners by embracing the challenges they face

One of the most common points of confusion and anxiety that I come across across in working with faculty is…

Friday

February 17, 2017 11:29 am

Using Portfolios to Teach Reflective Writing & Narratives of Learning

Whether you’re teaching a “W” course or not, in a twelve-week semester, fitting in the core aims of writing pedagogy…