Handling the Paper Load

Faculty in composition and in other disciplines across the university frequently avoid assigning writing tasks due to the sheer volume of material that such an assgnment accumulates and the labor-intensive grading that faculty associate with writing tasks.  In the field of Rhetoric and Composition, scholars have identified techniques to help minimize the amount of time facutly spend on grading student writing and have discovered that these strategies ensure student success.  Below are some of the resources that we provide during our Handling the Paper Load faculty workshop.  While the resources might not make sense out of the context of our workshop, we want faculty to have access to the materials post-workshop so that they can continue to use them in their own classrooms and share them with colleagues. 

Please consider attending our Handling the Paper Load Workshop.  See our WAC Event Calendar for details. 

If the date of the workshop is inconvenient for you or you have several interested faculty members from your department, please contact WAC Director Georgia Rhoades, rhoadesgd@appstate.edu for a personal workshop.  


Stages of Writing:

Guts, Bones, and Skin by Pat Belanoff

Cover Letters and Cover Sheets by Georgia Rhoades


Portfolio Teaching and Editing

Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

For more information about WAC

Vertical Writing Model

RC 2001 Resources

WAC Film

Community College Support

Web Resources

QEP Global Learning