Concepts and Practices

These articles discuss concepts and practices that guide the practice of teaching writing, regardless of discipline.

Creating Opportunities for Writing

Collaborative Writing

How and why to have students write together.

AI Writing in the College Classroom

Addressing the widespread availability of generative AI tools that mimic natural language.  

Supporting Students

Writing for Metacognition

Metacognition describes an awareness of this process: the ways we absorb, assimilate, and convey information and participate in knowledge production.

Supporting Multilingual Writers

Strategies to help multilingual students–and everyone else–succeed.

Giving Feedback and Assessing


Starting points and sticking points in using rubrics for writing instruction.

Making Feedback Matter

How to help students understand the feedback process as well as specific feedback, and how to equip students to use the feedback they receive. 

Peer Review

How to design and structure peer review sessions for maximum effectiveness.

Multilingual Writing Feedback

How to approach giving feedback to writers who are still developing their English language abilities.

Alternatives to Grading

Helping your students become better writers does not mean that you have to assign a numerical or letter grade to every writing assignment.