CORNELL WRIT 7100 - Syllabus (8 pages)

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Cornell University
Course:
Writ 7100 - Teaching Writing
Teaching Writing Documents

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JOHN S KNIGHT INSTITUTE FOR WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES WRITING 7100 TEACHING WRITING Summer 2011 Course description Writing 7100 prepares new instructors of Cornell s First Year Writing Seminars to teach courses that both introduce students to particular fields of study and help them develop the sophisticated writing skills they will need throughout their undergraduate careers Seminar discussions and readings on pedagogical theories and practices provide an overview of the teaching of writing within a disciplinary context Participants develop written assignments designed to be used in their own First Year Writing Seminars Writing 7100 Instructors Amanda Gilvin Graduate Student History of Art Co facilitator Bryan Alkemeyer Graduate Student English Co facilitator David Faulkner Faculty English Knight Institute Joe Martin Director Writing Workshop Faculty Knight Institute Jessica Metzler Graduate Student English Co facilitator Tracy Hamler Carrick Director Walk In Service Faculty Knight Institute Course Rationale Writing 7100 has three purposes one theoretical and two practical First we want to introduce you to the challenges of teaching Writing Seminars with a disciplinary focus Second we want you to leave the course with an advanced draft of a syllabus and a selection of assignments you can use in your First Year Writing Seminar Because reflection on the learning process helps facilitate good teaching we ask you to include rationales in the assignments you draft for this class and encourage you to share versions of these rationales with your students Third we hope this seminar will be a laboratory in learning and teaching In this seminar we try to model effective teaching methods we encourage you to experiment with strategies and techniques you can use in your own seminars Most American colleges and universities require students to take one or more introductory writing courses At many institutions these courses are taught exclusively within English departments often



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