Resources for Teachers of Writing

Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum

Our friends at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have spent years developing helpful materials for teachers of writing in the disciplines. We aspire to follow their example; in the meantime, you can browse their advice for teachers and sample assignments for courses across the curriculum.

The John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines has also compiled a collection of thoughtful writing assignments and sequences for courses across the curriculum.

The Sweetland Center for Writing has developed a lot of advice for specific teaching contexts.

Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that offers assignments from a variety of disciplines along with reflective essays about their use.

General Writing Advice

The Pudue OWL offers writing advice for your students on process, mechanics, form, and more.

Many teachers have used They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing and have found it helpful for their students who are writing in response to others' texts.

Teaching Multimodal Writing

Sweetland Center has created some useful guidelines for teaching multimodal writing. And Digital Media and Pedagogy (DMAP) at Pitt has collected a variety of multimodal assignments for you to explore.

Support for Teaching and Assessment

The University Center for Teaching and Learning here at Pitt offers workshops, consultations, and tools to help you with your teaching.