Teaching Resources

We are currently gathering together a series of Brief Guides on teaching writing, a set of curated online resources, and a website and database for instructors of First-Year Seminars. The first of these Brief Guides is posted below, and more links are to come. In the meantime, please take a look at the Online Writing Resources for Students and the Academic Writing Resources for Multilingual Writers. If you have assignments you'd be willing to contribute to the FYS website and database, please send them to Lauren Silber at lsilber@wesleyan.edu or Stephanie Weiner at sweiner@wesleyan.edu

A Brief Guide to FYS Assignments -- five quick tips about designing assignments for first-year seminars 

A Brief Guide to Teaching Writing Online -- a summary of key themes from research about online writing instruction, ideas for assignments, and links to further resources

A Brief Guide to Teaching Oral Communication Online -- strategies for revising three common oral communication assignments for distance and hybrid learning (individual presentations, group presentations, and student-facilitated discussions)

Oral Communication Online Podcast: Episode #1: The Speech Assignment, Episode #2: Group Presentations -- an expanded discussion of the material covered in the Brief Guides above

FYS@Wes -- a digital collective to promote just and innovative writing pedagogy at Wesleyan