• Students write every week
  • Writing activities include both informal and discipline-specific, formal assignments
  • Students complete frequent, low-stakes writing assignments
  • At least one assignment is a substantial, staged assignment of 10-12 typed pages
  • Students receive feedback on their writing from the instructor and peers
  • Students have the opportunity to revise more than one high stake paper
  • Writing counts for at least 20% of the course grade
  • Grading criteria are clearly indicated on the syllabus