Joint Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In late June, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) and Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) released a joint statement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadly, the statement reaffirms well-established practices and priorities in effective writing instruction, situating those practices and priorities in the context of today’s global health crisis. The statement … Read more

Google Folders for Collecting Portfolios (All Writing)

Prepared for instructors, this video gives an overview of the process for creating and managing cumulative project submissions (including all daily classwork, in-class writing, peer reviews, and so on) in the Composition Program at Virginia Tech. Sample messages for sharing folders with individual students are posted in the comments in YouTube for your adaptation and … Read more

Curricular Updates

We’re excited (and overdue for posting!) about new materials available on HokiesWrite.com. The program leadership team has recently set into place the following, all in service of modest curricular adjustments: Textbook: Learn more about our Fall 2019 adoption of a VT custom Understanding Rhetoric (2nd ed.) Program outcomes: Learn more about the program’s revised outcomes, … Read more

Dartmouth Resources for Assignment Design

The spring semester has only just begun at Virginia Tech, so it’s a terrific time to be thinking about the subtleties of assignment design. The Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric offers the best resources available to guide and support the assignment design process. Consider, for example, this, the first of eight suggestions for crafting … Read more