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Teaching for Writing Transfer in First-Year Seminars

A guide to "writing transfer" - or the ability to repurpose writing knowledge and approaches to new contexts. Designed for FYSE faculty who wish to frame their writing instruction around writing transfer as a learning goal for their students. Teaching for


This self-paced tutorial will introduce the concept of writing transfer, share research in effective ways to teach for transfer, and prepare you to integrate instruction aimed at developing writing transfer in first-year students. Use the menu on the left to navigate through the tutorial.

Faculty Support for Writing, Reading, and Public Speaking Pedagogy