Instructional Resources

Interested in exploring the teaching of writing?

 

We welcome conversations and collaborations with Northeastern faculty in other units. Writing Program faculty bring research-based expertise to the teaching of writing and have worked with students from many disciplinary fields.

Contact the Director of the Writing Program to get connected to a faculty member with knowledge of your student population or your subject area.

 


 

General Faculty Guides

WAC Clearinghouse

The WAC  (Writing Across the Curriculum) Clearinghouse is a leading repository for research, open-access journals, books, and pedagogical resources dedicated to writing and speaking across the curriculum. Instructors from diverse disciplines may find their teaching guides on designing writing assignments and giving feedback useful for reimagining the purpose and value of writing in their courses.


Brief Guides to Writing in the Disciplines

Looking for digestible overviews of genres in your field to share with your students? This Oxford University Press series provides concise, accessible discussions of disciplinary writing conventions in a variety of fields, including: engineering, nursing, biology, sociology, anthropology, and political science.

 


Faculty Guide: Working with Graduate Student Writers (PDF)

This guide, produced by the Purdue Writing Lab, explores the complex terrain of graduate student writing and provides practical tips, pedagogical approaches, and concise overviews of research in the field–an excellent starting point for faculty wanting to deepen their work with graduate student writers.


Faculty Guide: Working with Multilingual Student Writers (PDF)

Purdue Writing Lab has also produced a helpful guide on working with multilingual writers [students who are using English as an additional language]. The document helps faculty understand the diversity of multilingualism in US higher education, gain an introduction into insights from language acquisition and writing studies scholars, and learn a few key practices that facilitate better teaching and learning in the linguistically diverse classroom.