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is a biweekly sampler of the new, developing, and tried-and-true in writing and writing instruction at Western Washington University.

Here you’ll find offerings from Writing Instruction Support and the Learning Commons, plus writing tips and trends, Frequently Asked Questions, and information about the WWU writing curriculum.

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Blog Topic: Assignment Spotlight

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A Reading Table

Posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 2:11pm

Topic(s): Assignment Spotlight

As faculty at this quarter’s workshop on Teaching the Literature Review noted, sometimes a problem with writing is actually a problem with reading, especially when students are writing about challenging course material or their independent research. It’s difficult to write about content if you lack the reading skills you need to understand it.

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How much do you want to know?

Posted on: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:53pm

Topic(s): Assignment Spotlight

How much context do you want from your students before you grade their work?

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Welcome to WIS-ful Thinking - Blog Post #1

Posted on: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 3:49pm

Topic(s): Assignment Spotlight | Writing Tips | WIS News

Answers some frequently asked questions, dives into writing tips on sentences and stress position, offers a sample assignment on transitions in writing, and highlights last quarter's discussions on ENG 101.

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