Middlebury

Guidelines for Writing Intensive Courses

Writing is not simply "assigned" in writing intensive courses.  Instead, conversation about writing and required revision helps students develop both their understanding of writing as a process and their analytical and persuasive powers. In many courses, students are encouraged to use writing to learn. Because learning, like writing, is a constant process of collecting, connecting, discarding and reorganizing, instructors use writing to encourage students to think through new or difficult ideas.