I was a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2013-2018. At SAIC, I taught “First Year Seminar” courses for the Liberal Arts department. While the subject matter of my courses was philosophical, their primary aim is to teach college-level writing skills. Some recent syllabi are linked below.
I find it helpful to devote some class time each week to teaching writing skills. I’ve included a few (robustly field-tested) handouts and exercises that I’ve found useful for that purpose below.
Feel free to use the above exercises for individual or classroom purposes (but please ask me before re-using in other contexts).
Good teaching is extremely important to me. See my teaching statement below for a description of the approach I take to teaching.