Teaching Writing & Speaking

Words of Wisdom

There’s absolutely no reason you can’t write in ANY genre if you are prepared to put the work in. Genre is craft. Craft can be learnt. So learn the conventions of the genre you want to write. Watch all the movies in that genre, big and small; read all the scripts. Go to events, learn about it. Read articles, blogs, soak it all up.

— Lucy Vee

Three sections of this site will help you teach writing and public speaking:
  All three have useful information for any type of course that includes writing or public speaking, The Instruction section includes posts devoted specifically to instructing graduate-level writers.

We support writing instruction through our discussion list, which you can join by contacting us or emailing directly us at uwc@tamu.edu. The list is used mostly to provide information about upcoming events or interesting articles related to teaching writing or speaking.

You may also want to hear Write Away, our faculty podcast series, featuring your colleagues discussing their experiences teaching writing and speaking. Or you might like In A Word, geared to the general public and broadcast on KAMU-FM every Wednesday at 8:30 am.