Writing About Writing At Bates

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Tools for Better, Faster Grading

Commenting on and grading papers can be one of the most time-consuming parts of...

By Dan Sanford on March 12, 2019

Writing for Critical Thinking

We all know good critical thinking when we see it, but what...

By Dan Sanford on November 1, 2018

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

We’re doing something a little different here.  Eric Dyer, who works full...

By Eric Dyer on May 2, 2018

Implicit Bias and the Teaching of Writing

In a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (Yes, You...

By Dan Sanford on March 12, 2018

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