Teaching Writing in the Disciplines

Teaching Writing in the Disciplines is a one-credit theory and practice course for GSIs instructing and grading in undergraduate courses that fulfill the Upper-Level Writing Requirement at the University of Michigan. In this hybrid course students develop strategies for effectively teaching academic writing to upper-level undergraduate students. Our topics cover grading and responding to student writing, addressing linguistic diversity in student writing, dealing with issues of academic honesty, and guiding students through the writing process, from topic generation to revision.

The Writing 993 website presents course modules containing all class materials, the course blog, and the syllabus. In addition to engaging with online materials, students attend six one-hour class sessions and meet once with the instructor. (Note: this course is mandatory for first-time ULWR GSIs, but may be elected with permission by other interested students.)