This page contains links to slides displayed at presentations given to classes.
Research and faculty presentations
Genre by Numbers
Genre by Numbers Handout
Group writing Tutorials: Nursing
Group writing tutorials: Do they improve student writing?
Ateliers d'ecriture en group
What the eFs!?! Why Our Research Matters Now
Writing Across the K-Postsecondary Continuum in AB
Ecrire de la Maternelle aux Etudes Postsecondaires en AB
Studying Assignments as a Catalyst for Change
UAlberta's Aproach to Writing Instruction
Building a better scientific writer: Strategies for Biology Instructors
1 Big Thing keynote address: "Making it Real: Re-thinking Student Writing in your Course"
As Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, I work with faculty and students across the university to improve student writing. I consult with instructors and departments, and I teach writing in a wide variety of courses when students in those courses are starting a writing assignment. The link to Recent Presentations to Classes will take you to slides from these presentations.
I am the author, co-author, or editor of ten books and 26 articles, including Writing Instruction in Canadian Universities. My current research interests include writing assignments across disciplinary fields, assessment of group writing tutorials, and rhetorical approaches to text encoding. The SSHRC-funded research project on writing assignments across the curriculum extends our work at the University of Alberta across Canada.
Currently I serve on the Steering Committee of the the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (2014-2017), as Past President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW), as a member of the editorial boards for College English and the IEEE Proceedings on Technical Communication, and as publisher of Inkshed Publications, the publications initiative of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (CASLL/Inkshed).
Blog: Thinking About Writing
A blog on writing-related issues at the U of A and beyond.
New App/Tool for writing thesis statements
Thesis statements app/tool
Research Writing Groups
Style in Writing