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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…

Wednesday

February 8, 2017 9:20 am

Code-Meshing and Writing Across Curriculum (WAC) Pedagogy

In 1988, Gayatri Spivak provocatively asked: “can the subaltern speak?” Spivak, a theorist of postcoloniality, contends that members of “subalterns”…

Friday

January 27, 2017 8:36 am

Welcome to the Writing at Bates Blog!

Writing at Bates is a program dedicated to supporting faculty as teachers of writing, and students as writers, at Bates…