Psychology Department Writing Abilities
Faculty in our department outlined these desirable features of student writing at 3 different time points of matriculation: Writing Abilities for Psychology Students
Psychology Department Examples
Click the link below to see some assignments and writing-related lessons your colleagues are using in their classes. Feel free to contact the instructor with questions or advice on implementing something similar in your classroom!
Short Lessons Ideas
See the list of brief in-class Activities and Prompts that can illustrate some of our department’s defined writing abilities. The objective is to pick prompts that demonstrate the writing abilities relevant to the writing assignments you use in your particular class. You may need to first activate relevant knowledge/context. Be sure to explain the goal of the activity and give time limits.
Here are some example slides, illustrating the ideas in the in-class Activity and Prompts list:
- 5-minute workshop ideas
- 15-minute workshop idea - Writing Ability 6
- 15-minute workshop idea - Writing Ability 7
U of M Resources
- Center for Writing, Teaching With Writing - Instructor Resources - find ideas for writing assignments, rubrics, and more.
- TWW Teaching with Writing Blog - this resource contains many tips for improving student writing. Check out the list of topics in the lower right of the main page.
- WEC Writing-Enriched Curriculum - information about the University-wide program
- WEC Psychology - information about the Department's participation in WEC
- Drew University Write to Learn examples - using writing to enhance learning
- University of Washington/ Political Science Writing Center Grading Written Assignments
- University of Florida Writing Effective Rubrics
- Cult of Pedagogy blog Teaching Students to Avoid Plagiarism
- Turnitin Help Guide
- University of Nevada The Burkean Parlor - a metaphor for academic writing