Writing Intensive

Request for Writing Intensive Course (WI) 

FAQ for Faculty Interested in Teaching a WI Course

John Plotz

"I could not believe how effectively my colleagues had designed classes with a series of linked short writing exercises, culminating in a single longer piece of writing that was almost woven out of those bits and pieces.

"It's changed how I design both undergraduate and graduate classes."

— John Plotz (English)

Faculty Resources

These resources are intended for all faculty, including those teaching Writing-Intensive Courses (WI).

Five Ways to Improve Your Course

Sample Writing Assignments

Sample Lesson Plans

Grading Rubrics

Useful Links 

UWS Instructors Handbook

UWS Exercise Book

Paragraph Analysis