Selected materials from teaching fiction and poetry workshops and classes, as well as composition and argumentative writing. You’re welcome to use these in your classroom, but please credit me and link back to my website.
Writing 30: Beginning Poetry Writing
University of California, Irvine – Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
- Syllabus – Course description, major assignments, schedule
- What Do I Do with Workshop Feedback?
- What We’ve Covered
English 223: Vision and Revision – Introduction to Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction)
University of Michigan, Winter 2015
Writing Theory and Pedagogy
- Threshold Concepts in College Composition: Inviting Students into Transformed Ways of Thinking – Final project presentation for graduate level Writing Theory and Practice seminar with Dr. Carol Booth Olson
- Bridging Composition and Creative Writing Pedagogy with Threshold Concepts – Final project presentation for graduate level guided reading/independent study class with Dr. Jonathan Alexander
Writing 39C: Argument and Research
University of California, Irvine – Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019
39C is the capstone course for the Writing 39 series, which fulfills the writing requirement for non-humanities students at UCI. Students conduct research on one significant problem or social issue throughout the quarter, and produce two major essays and a multimodal presentation advocating for specific solutions. The theme of my course was healthcare, and the text was Better by Atul Gawande.
Writing 39B: Critical Reading and Rhetoric
University of California, Irvine – Fall 2017, Winter 2017
The Writing 39 series fulfills the writing requirement for non-humanities students. For most students, 39B is their first college-level writing class, in which they learn the basics of analyzing a text and crafting persuasive arguments. The theme of my course was Travel Writing.