Are you frustrated with the quality of your students’ writing? Do you have trouble understanding why the final papers you assign are difficult to read? Do you want to improve your writing assignment design? Do you want to teach a “W” course for Medgar Evers?
You came to the right place!
The Medgar Evers writing fellows are here to help! We firmly believe that students need to practice writing in order to become better writers. Employing tried and true methods developed in the “Writing in the Disciplines” framework, we can help you develop a sound “W” Course.
Typically, this process involves attending a series of workshops.
Valuable skills you will learn in these workshops include:
- Implement low pressure writing assignments that connect to broader course objectives
- Lessen the grading burden through evaluation techniques such as peer editing
- Communicate with your students better
- Design specific formal writing assignments
- Evaluate students more precisely with rubrics
- Construct syllabi appropriate for “W” courses
- “Scaffold” writing assignments so students work towards formal writing assignments over the course of the semester
- Help students read more critically
Frequently Asked Questions about WID workshops
Who leads the workshops? When are they offered?
- Workshops are lead by Medgar Evers Writing Fellows who have received training at CUNY workshops and Medgar Evers College
- You receive a stipend upon completing required workshops and assignments.
How do I fit the workshops into my already busy schedule?
- These workshops are designed to cater to the hectic lives of Medgar Ever Professors
- The following is a list of activities instructors typically participate in.
- Participating in two four-hour workshops during the months of October and November
- Participating in online discussions in response to the reading assignments
- Completing and presenting a working portfolio at the end of the Semester
- Implementing WID principles in your “W” Course in the spring semester
You will also be assigned a writing fellow for the academic year to work on the design of your “Wi” course
I am Interested! What do I do now?
Please Contact Keming Liu