Writing is an integral part of the University Studies (UNST) curriculum. For many of our students, FRINQ and SINQ fulfill their writing requirement at PSU, and our courses help students develop a solid foundation for writing as they move forward in their studies. These pages offer a set of resources to help you effectively teach writing within UNST's interdisciplinary curriculum.
These pages offer advice from colleagues, sample assignments, as well as strategies for integrating the UNST Writing Outcomes and UNST's written communication rubric. Click any of the links below to find out more about the following topics:
- The importance of scaffolding and introducing students to the writing process
- Communicating expectations and developing assignments
- Techniques for responding to student writing
- Using podcasts, videos, and other media to encourage students to write in multiple contexts
Freshman Inquiry faculty often integrated the following texts into their courses and provide helpful guidance for students:
Ways of Writing: A Guide to College Composition provided by The Writing Center at PSU
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein (W.W. Norton & Company)
The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers by Bruce Ballenger (Longman Publishing)
The following resources provide students with additional writing support.