FYW Survey Results: Mapping onto the WCS Guidelines
The basics26 responses/46 invitations (56.5%)Represents 75 sections of HUMW I over the last 3 years =63.6 % (75/118)
More basics• Writing load: almost all responses in the range of 35-45 pages per semester, including revision, or about 20-25 pages of new text• Reading load: from 5 pages/wk to 200, with 15 falling in between 50-100 pages
Use writing as a tool forinquiry• 77% assign pre-writing work• 69% ask students to reflect on their own writing
Practice writing as aniterative process• 85% use some sort of peer review• 81% scaffold short assignments toward larger projects• Over 90% offer students both conferences and written comments for revision
Approach writing as arhetorical practiceReading: 7 different genres assigned by over 50%, with high numbers spread across the boardWriting: far greater concentration around assigning analysis and argument essays
Rhetorical practice, contdAssigning digital texts: 4Non-academic genres: 4"High-impact" practices:7 note teaching directly to genre, writing for public audiences, and community engagementPerhaps higher?
Odds and endsIn addition to almost 100% of respondents saying that their students perform both analysis andargument, almost 50% also say their students craft narrativeOver 80% assign student presentations77% assign the reading of other students work for a variety of purposes