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Monday

April 15, 2019 9:00 am

Student-Faculty Partnerships: Professor Heidi Taylor (Sociology) and Sophia Rintell (‘19)

Student-Faculty Partnerships: Professor Heidi Taylor (Sociology) and Sophia Rintell (‘19)

Each spring, we carefully partner more than thirty Bates faculty members with course-attached peer educators, or PWSAs (Peer Writing &…

Friday

March 15, 2019 9:00 am

Spotlight on ARC: Q&A w/ Kelly McDonald (’19)

Spotlight on ARC: Q&A w/ Kelly McDonald (’19)

Eric Dyer recently sat down for a Q&A session with seasoned ARC Student Manager, Writing Fellow, tutor, and graduating senior,…

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…

Tuesday

February 12, 2019 9:00 am

Community Connections: How To Maintain Our Wild Tongues

Community Connections: How To Maintain Our Wild Tongues

Translingual Writing Pedagogies Put Research About Linguistics Into Practice For decades, research in linguistics has illustrated that the differences between…

Tuesday

January 15, 2019 9:20 am

W@B Events: My Favorite Writing Assignment

W@B Events: My Favorite Writing Assignment

Bates faculty gathered during finals week in the fall semester for Writing@Bates’ “My Favorite Assignment” panel. Ten members of the…

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…