Teaching Handbook

Writing Assignments

WWU Resources

  • Hacherl Research & Writing Studio, WWU Libraries.
    Explore this excellent resource for creating writing assignments, responding to writers, evaluating writing, editing, and much more. The Writing Instruction Support(WIS) program provides direct assistance to faculty who are teaching writing courses or who incorporate writing into their courses.
    • Studio Support for Faculty
      The Research & Writing Studio supports faculty by offering workshops, custom class orientations, group project support, and advice on how to support growth in research, reading, and writing for all students. You can even submit a draft of an assignment description to the Studio onlin for feedback.
      • Studio Support for Students No matter what discipline, your students can drop-in at the Studio online or in-person to work with peer and professional assistants who offer strategies and feedback to support them in developing skills to use in their academic careers and beyond. The Studio has a large, well-equipped study space in Wilson Library 2E with assistance available any time someone runs into a question while they are working. Specialized support is also availible for graduate students.
        • Studio Partners Practicum If you know a student who could benefit from ongoing support, you can refer them to the Studio Partners Practicum, a 1-3 credit class where they can work with an advisor to create a customized plan of study and practice new skills with a peer assistant while making progress on current assignments. The practicum is especially popular with returning students, students needing accommodations, and multilingual students. There is also an informal, not-for-credit version of the practicum for students who aren't able to sign up for a seperate class.
      • Writing Instructions Support Resources, WWU Libraries
        • Creating a Culture of Writing, Innovative Teaching Showcase 2007-2008, CIIA WWU.
          Learn more about how three exemplary faculty members at WWU embed the writing process into their coursework and engage students with quality writing assignments.
          • Citation Quick Guides and Style Manuals, WWU Libraries.
            These citation guides are curated by the Hacherl Research & Writing Studio to help de-mystify the process of citing sources effectively across the most common citation styles.

          Other Online Resources

          Citation Styles