Upcoming Events

WAC_Calendar Check the WAC Events Calendar to see upcoming sessions.  All are welcome to attend but we ask that you please register.

Grammar and Error in Student Writing: Causes and Effects 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Noon - 1 p.m. | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 1-420

FoT Writing Across the Disciplines: Worldwide Phenomenon, Local Applications 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Education North 2115

FoT CAMPUS SAINT-JEAN Writing across the Disciplines: Worldwide Students, Local Linguistic Variations 
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Salle Historique – Campus Saint-Jean

FoT AUGUSTANA Writing across the Disciplines: Worldwide Phenomenon, Local Applications 
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. | AUGUSTANA Mayer Community Room – Performing Arts Centre

Teaching Writing in Large Classes 
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Noon - 1 p.m. | Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) 1-420

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About Us

Would you like to improve the writing of your students? Improve their learning of your lecture material? Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in your course materials? If this interests you, contact Roger Graves roger.graves@ualberta.ca or call 780.492.2169

What we do for individual instructors:

  • meet to talk about ways to incorporate informal (short, impromptu) writing assignments into any class, small or large
  • review via email any assignment you give students that has a writing component to help make it clearer for students and to help develop grading rubrics to improve the speed and accuracy of grading
  • visit your class to help students get started on your writing assignments

What we do for departments:

  • hold workshops on creating good writing assignments
  • host discussions of how to improve the writing of students in your programs
  • conduct reviews of writing assignments in your departments courses to identify exactly what your students are being asked to write—and to ensure that they have access to resources on how to write (online and on-campus)

What we do for students:

  • support student writers in the disciplines with a variety of interventions: lectures, online resources, and group tutoring