The Writing Fellows of the Brooklyn College WAC Program have developed a variety of tools and strategies for faculty and students to employ writing as a tool to develop writing skills, and also use writing as a tool to improve critical and creative thinking.
FACULTY: If you are a member of the Brooklyn College faculty–full-time or part-time–you can contact us if you’re interested in a one-on-one appointment with a Writing Fellow for help developing syllabi or individual writing assignments. You can access plans for a variety of mini-lessons on writing-related issues that you can use in your classroom. In addition, we have many informational resources to help faculty think further investigate how they use writing in their classes, including a “Digital Writing Toolkit,” which provides ideas for moving writing assignments online. Moreover, there are a series of four brown-bag workshops being held throughout the course of the spring semester. Check them out, and be sure to R.S.V.P., as space is limited. Lastly, we have developed a rubric we have called the Writing Benchmarks, which we hope will assist faculty in identifying specific writing skill areas on which they would like students to focus in their courses.
STUDENTS: If you are a Brooklyn College student, we have a list of resources available here on campus to help you improve your writing and address other academic needs, including our “WAC Toolkit” for students. To help you chart your development as a writer over the course of career as a student, make sure to investigate our Writing Benchmarks, which can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and locate areas to develop.