Graduate Writing Resources

I’ve been following this listserv thread with the Graduate Consortium Yahoo Group, and it is chock full of great resources for upper-level and graduate writers in the disciplines. One of the main kinds of resources that the original poster, Nigel Caplan, is seeking are collections of unpublished papers that students have successfully completed for Capstone, Master’s, or Doctoral projects. […]

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Argumentation Resources (including OK Voter Guide)

Here are some resources for understanding and teaching rhetoric; these will be immediately useful in Argumentation/Exposition and Writing for the Professions. Beyond that, understanding these concepts (at least generally) will benefit you as a student, scholar, and/or critical thinker.  The Arg./Expo. textbooks, Writing for the Prof. textbook, and Rules for Writers contain instruction about argumentation, but […]

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Grading and Written Feedback

This past Friday we discussed the best and worst feedback we’ve ever received on our writing–best meaning most helpful and/or most striking, formative compliments, and worst meaning least helpful and/or most striking, formative critiques. We noted that the least helpful comments offered no insight, no reasoning behind judgment, and/or no suggestions for revisions. Examples: a letter […]

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7 Tips for Peer Review

Who’s got a successful peer review strategy to share? My usual includes these techniques: 1. Teach peer review: instruct students how to provide feedback, give them examples of feedback comments, show them papers revised based on comments, and have them practice crafting feedback as a class or in small groups. 2. Writers reflect in discussion […]

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Inspiration

In the video below, faculty  across the disciplines at New Mexico State U talk about their writing. We need one of these for TU. Who wants to help me make this happen? (Featured image credit at this link)

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