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Teachers and Tutors  Writing Across the Curriculum During First Writing Assignment

Suggested Activities During the First Formal Writing Assignment

Activity Help students understand the "Drafting" stage of writing.
Discussion Ask students to share their first drafts with a buddy or group members

Activity Help students understand what "Revising & editing" are.
Discussion Ask students to write questions that will help each other revise

Activity Some students will need to review grammar, style, punctuation, etc. as they approach the proof-reading stage
Discussion Urge students to be proactive about grammar and style instead of waiting for you to mark their papers.

Activity Help students prepare to Proof-read carefully.
Discussion Ask students if taking the time to proof-read made a difference.


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