Designing Assignments

About WIS

The Writing Instruction Support (WIS) program provides assistance to faculty who are teaching or incorporating writing in their courses.  

We can help by:

  • Providing information about writing course requirements
  • Supporting or co-sponsoring instructional activities such as the WIS Summer Retreat and online professional development
  • Offering resources on teaching and assessing writing

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We provide consultation about writing proficiency requirements and course requirements, best practices for teaching and assessing writing, and professional development events.

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This online learning module explores ways to make your assignments more purposeful, transparent, and equitable. 

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Your guide to teaching at WWU. Explore this guide for ideas to support your teaching endeavors.

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Literature reviews can be tricky for a lot of people-- even if they've had experience creating one. Check out these tips for helping your students understand the purpose and process.

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Assignments that are clearly stated and relevant to the course curriculum enhance student learning and bolster the writing process.

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This content offers a framework for describing what students should understand and do by the time they graduate from WWU.

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Group work can be challenging for many students. Take a look at our tips to help your group project assignments be successful. 

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These tips will help you design low-stakes writing assignments to help students practice, learn, and self-assess.