Best Practices in GE Writing Intensive Classes

In its review of courses proposed for WI status, GEAC and GEIT found a number of syllabi that showcase particularly effective strategies and practices for teaching writing.  Below, organized by category, are snippets from GE course syllabi that we identified as having particularly good assignments, assignment sequences, and discussions of writing practices.

Multiple Drafts and Revision

Chunking Writing into Manageable Parts

Peer Critique/Editing and Revision Workshops

Teacher Feedback on Writing

Significant Amounts and Kinds of Writing

A Variety of Genres or Kinds of Writing

Low-Stakes, Reflective, or "Writing to Learn" Activities

Writing Integrated with Course Content