April Provisions Session – Teaching First Year Students: Provisions Fellows Present

To listen to the podcast from the session, click here Our final provisions session of the year explored the theme of ‘Teaching First Year Students’. An audience of 25 were in attendance to hear a joint presentation from Provisions Fellows Peter Koonz, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian and Jennifer Marlow, Assistant Professor of English (Composition … Continue reading April Provisions Session – Teaching First Year Students: Provisions Fellows Present

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Writing Tools

In honor of writing here is an article that discusses different devices for writing:  "Do You Have Something to Write With?" From notepads on phones, to real notepads, to post-its or PicoPads there are dozens of ways to write down information. And of course, there are dozens of situations one may find themselves in with the need … Continue reading Writing Tools

Teaching Writing in the Disciplines

Megan Fulwiler, Associate Professor of English, discussed the history and Theory of Writing in the disciplines. In the 1980s the Writing Across the Curriculum Movement (WAC) began as a way to get students to write more professionally. Three functions of writing were determined: transactional, expressive, and poetic. Expressive writing is often used to improve transactional … Continue reading Teaching Writing in the Disciplines

Classroom Writing Time: Remedial or Beneficial?

Many teachers have their students write during class time. However, how many teachers actually have their students go through the entire writing process for an assignment in class? This does not mean writing quick responses or responding to essay questions on tests. All the work that goes into writing can include research, outlining, writing several … Continue reading Classroom Writing Time: Remedial or Beneficial?

Teaching in a Post Virginia-Tech World

          October 21, 2008- This month Provisions explored the controversial topic of Teaching in a Post-Virginia Tech World. Presenters included, American Studies instructor Nan Mullennaux and Jay Hamer, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. Nan Mullennaux shared a personal experience with one of her students and the step by step process in … Continue reading Teaching in a Post Virginia-Tech World