Recources For Writing Instructors

WAC supports writing instructors with frequent workshops, presentations, and materials. In 2004-2005, we will continue the series of workshops on responding to student writing. However, if you have ideas for additional WAC workshops, we’re all ears!

Below, you will find assignments and assessments that other writing instructors have shared. Feel free to to use them as you develop your own materials. If you have WAC-related classroom materials (writing prompts, assignments, rubrics, and so on) that you would like to share with your colleagues, please send them.

Recent WAC Workshop Offerings:

Classroom Materials:

  • Rubric EN1200 Composition (“Internet Research Paper”) (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Angela Ricciardi, English
  • Rubric EN1200 Composition (“Checkmark Rubric”) (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Angela Ricciardi, English
  • Rubric EN1200 Composition (“Words Only”) (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Angela Ricciardi, English
  • Rubric EN1300 Introduction to Literature (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Gaye Gould, English
  • Rubric EN3120 Advanced Composition (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Scott Coykendall, English
  • Rubric EN3770 Modern English Grammar (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Gaye Gould, English
  • Writing Guide & Grading Scheme for Postgrads (PDF) (Microsoft Word) Gaye Gould, English

Miscellaneous Resources:



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