Writing in Learning

A group photo of Emily Polk's class
Jul 28, 2016
Students in PWR Lecturer Emily Polk's Advanced PWR class recently had their work featured on Climate Central, a leading global media outlet for climate news and science.
Apr 27, 2016
In this interactive workshop, we will examine the latest research on effective assignment design...
Apr 13, 2016
Grad students: Have you struggled with harnessing the time, motivation, or focus to turn your research and ideas into a finished written product?
Facilitator and participants around a table, smiling. Photo courtesy of Annelise Heinz.
Feb 3, 2015
When you have a big writing project, you want to get started, get unstuck, and get energized. Use these creative strategies for yourself and your students.
Two students at a table, looking at laptop, smiling
Oct 21, 2014
Wondering how to design writing assignments that promote student learning and result in writing you want to read? Research-based practices show you how.
Students in class, writing. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford CTL.
Oct 11, 2014
"Writing is hard!" say students. Make it easier, and strengthen their skills, with these exercises to improve rewriting.
Prof. Andrea Lunsford and a student. Photo by Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News Service
Aug 14, 2014
This English professor values student tweets, video, and other online media as much or more than traditional academic papers.
Female African-American student at table, writing, with other students in background. Photo by Rod Searcey for CTL.
Jul 14, 2014
A surprising number of this writing instructor’s undergrad students publish their research papers. Here’s how she inspires them to do it.
Head, woman, glasses, holding up paper with words on it like "words," "source," "thought"
May 15, 2014
How do you help writers write when they're far from the classroom? Try video "jumpstarts."
Female African-American students sitting on couch, looking at student work together. Sign on the side says, "Yup, I'm a writing tutor."
Apr 22, 2014
Writing tutors don't "fix" student writing. Instead, they coach students to think and talk about writing so they constantly improve. Here's what to tell your students about it.

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