Faculty Consultations

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program's main objective is to enhance academic writing at Appalachian State by engaging with teachers in all disciplines. WAC writing consultants regularly engage in one-on-one conversations with faculty across the University about to help make writing instruction more meaningful and more efficient for both teachers and students.

Below are some of the topics we offer. This is not a comprehensive list but provides examples of what could be discussed in one-on-one conversations:

  • How to reduce faculty workload by assessing writing more efficiently and quickly

  • How to deal with student error

  • How to scaffold assignments

  • How to create relevant, meaningful assignments

  • How to help students choose a focus for their writing

  • How to conduct peer review so that students find it valuable and worthwhile

  • How to teach students to revise
  • How to teach documentation styles and help students avoid plagiarism

  • How and why reflection can be used effectively in a class

  • How to use portfolios/eportfolios

  • How to incorporate low-stakes writing assignments

  • How to get students to read and apply your feedback

  • How to effectively use collaborative writing

  • How to effectively employ knowledge of audience, voice, and tone

  • How to teach analysis

  • How to construct an argumentative essay

If you you would like to discuss these or any other topics with WAC consultants, contact WAC Director, Dr. Georgia Rhoades, to set up a one-on-one consultation.