Below you will find links to some digital resources I selectively use in my writing courses at Washington College and recommend that you consider for your courses, suitable for teaching writing, argumentation, and style at all levels in the college. But this is not an argument to flip your classroom, per se, even though it looks like one.… Read More How to Flip Without Flipping Out: Some Digital Resources for Teaching the Analog Experience of Writing
A crucial problem we tend to find in student writing is the absence of a problem. An argument needs a problem to argue with, explore further, and to solve. When that problem is absent, we end up with a paper that may technically have some sort of thesis statement (“Thoreau’s writing in his later years… Read More Argument: you got a problem with that?
MOVING ARGUMENTS: BEYOND THE THESIS STATEMENT FACULTY WORKSHOP AUGUST 23, 2011 10:30 – 11:30 AM/GOLDSTEIN 100 Sean Meehan, Director of Writing Argument is crucial to our academic culture. Argument is a basis for the critical thinking and writing we expect students to develop in first-year writing and begin to master as they move through Writing… Read More Faculty Workshop