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 abou...
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 large...
Approach writing as arhetorical practiceReading: 7 different genres assigned by over 50%, with high numbers spread across ...
Rhetorical practice, contdAssigning digital texts: 4Non-academic genres: 4"High-impact" practices:7 note teaching directly...
Odds and endsIn addition to almost 100% of respondents saying that their students perform both analysis andargument, almos...
Initial observations?Initial observations?
A few more...Typical recent HUMW I:•assigns reading in multiple genres•assigns argumentative and analytical writing•builds...
How will WCS be different?More attention to:•writing as inquiry•writing as rhetorical•"high-impact" practices
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First-Year Writing Survey Results

  1. 1. FYW Survey Results: Mapping onto the WCS Guidelines
  2. 2. The basics26 responses/46 invitations (56.5%)Represents 75 sections of HUMW I over the last 3 years =63.6 % (75/118)
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Use writing as a tool forinquiry• 77% assign pre-writing work• 69% ask students to reflect on their own writing
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Initial observations?Initial observations?
  10. 10. A few more...Typical recent HUMW I:•assigns reading in multiple genres•assigns argumentative and analytical writing•builds up from short to longer projects•engages process and formative feedback
  11. 11. How will WCS be different?More attention to:•writing as inquiry•writing as rhetorical•"high-impact" practices

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