Developing Writing Intensive Courses

This page contains information for instructors who would like to develop a Writing Intensive course, or become certified to teach one.

Writing Intensive Courses at Hostos

Listed below are the steps faculty are required to take before becoming certified to teach a writing intensive course.

Writing Intensive Certification Process
Description of the process for WI certification.

Writing Intensive Syllabus Checklist
Syllabus checklist for WI course.

Criteria for Writing Intensive Course 
Criteria for writing assignments and writing-to-learn activities in a WI course.

Why Work With A Writing Fellow?
A list of some of the benefits of collaborating with a Writing Fellow.

Tips for Designing Writing Intensive Courses

The following links provide an overview of the differences between informal and formal writing and on how to create and grade effective writing assignments.

Introduction to Informal Writing
Differences between formal and informal writing.

Designing-Writing-to-Learn-Assignments
Tips for creating successful informal writing exercises.

Designing Writing Assignments
Worksheet on designing writing assignments.

Approved Writing Intensive Syllabi

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