Ask @UConnFYW: Letters of Recommendation

During the spring semester, FYW began a new social media initiative called Ask @UConnFYW to create a space for informal dialogue and information exchange across our community. Our first post solicited questions and comments about letters of recommendation.  Now, check out responses to those questions from Ellen Carillo, Professor of English and Writing Coordinator at the […]

UConn Waterbury Students’ Bad Ideas About Writing

by Ellen C. Carillo On February 29, on the Waterbury campus, I hosted an event titled “Bad Ideas About Writing Live!” The event featured the writing of students in ENGL 2013W: Introduction to Writing Studies. Students developed their own “bad idea about writing” and presented them before an audience comprised of staff, students, and OLLI […]

Creating Cross-Campus & Community Networks in First-Year Writing

by Danielle Gilman Collaboration is an essential element of first-year writing seminars at UConn. Students spend the semester exploring project-based inquiries through a series of course moves designed to facilitate ongoing exchange with their classmates and instructors. In addition to encouraging students to perform experiential research, participate in and contribute to public discussions & debates, […]

Transforming Feedback Practices with Screencast Video

By Sarah DeCapua & Heon Jeon  On February 28, we had the pleasure of co-leading a workshop for FYW instructors called “Transforming Feedback Practices through the Use of Screencast Video Feedback in Second Language (L2) Writing Classrooms.” This workshop came about as a result of our investigation into using screencast video feedback to respond to […]