Here is a collection of the resources that I posted in the other sections of this site:

Winter 2014 English Department Workshop

Essay Process

Essay Topics on Super Sad True Love Story

Brainstorm & Outline

Revision Notes

Presentation on Thesis Statements

Fostering Critical Thinking

Essay Topics

Exploratory Writing Exercise #1

Exploratory Writing Exercise #2

Reference Letter

Relating Novel to Students’ Lives

The Favourite Game Question Carousel

Community Poem Project

Considering Both Sides of an Issue

Annotating Group Activity


Revision Exercises

Lab 1 Presentation

Lab 1 Worksheet

Lab 2 Worksheet

Contextualizing Quotations Revision Activity

First and Last Sentences Presentation

First and Last Sentences Exercise

Peer Review Sheet



Essay Rubric




Works Cited

All of the following articles (except for the Bean book) are available in the “Resources” section of Dawson’s Writing in the Disciplines website.

Bartholomew, David. “The Study of Error.” College Composition and Communication, Vol. 31, No. 3. 253-268. 1980. Print.

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. Print.

Learning Through Digital Media Website

Matsuda, P.K., & Cox, M. (2011). “Reading an ESL Writer’s Text.” Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1. 4-14. 2011. Print.

Rose, Mike. “The Language of Exclusion: Writing Instruction at the University.” College English, Vol. 47, No. 4. 341-359. 1985. Print.

Shapiro, Elliot H. “Why I Don’t Grade Papers.” Cornell University: John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. 2000.