Category Archives: Writing Across the Curriculum

Using Rubrics to Evaluate Writing

by Harmony Button Student writing is notoriously difficult to evaluate. No matter the task the student was asked to accomplish, there are always several factors that influence the efficacy of the assignment, and they all seem interconnected. When faced with … Continue reading

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Planning A Syllabus: Scaffolding Learning Goals for a New Term

by Harmony Button Welcome to Winter Term!  As you build your Canvas courses, upload your syllabi, and plan out exactly what kind of unit will fit in the three week window between now and winter break, here are a couple … Continue reading

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Progress Reports

by Harmony Button The following was a letter addressed to faculty members during finals week at the Waterford School, a time in which teachers were composing written reports of individual students’ progress to present to parents.  Dear colleagues,  The end … Continue reading

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Writing & Test Anxiety: An Interview with Dr. Sari Soutor

by Harmony Button Last week’s WAC email addressed writing in final exam situations, and made some suggestions for teachers as they designed exams. This week’s email takes a look at the student experience of test anxiety when they are faced … Continue reading

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Writing in Test Situations

by Harmony Button “We could improve our use of exams by taking four basic actions: 1. teaching students how to write essay exams, 2. building in more opportunities for process into the exam setting, 3. improving the focus and clarity … Continue reading

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The Writing Center

by Harmony Button “Our job is to produce better writers, not better writing.  Any given project … is for the writer the prime, often exclusive concern.  That particular text, its success or failure, is often what brings them to talk to us in the first … Continue reading

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