Designing Assignments

About WIS

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

What we do:  

  • Support faculty in developing writing courses and assignments
  • Offer resources on teaching and assessing writing
  • Facilitate or co-sponsor instructional activities 
  • Provide information about writing course requirements

Equitable Assignment Design

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

Lit Review Tips

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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.

Guidelines for Effective Writing Assignments

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

WWU Teaching Handbook

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