Shared Language for Discussing Writing


Since writing varies by context, using similar language can help students make connections between what they learned about writing in different classes. For a good starting point, faculty can use the language of the Student Writing Outcomes (POINT). 

Also, see the explanations of common points of confusion for Moody students. These emerged from student interviews and focus groups during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Teaching with POINT


Resources to share with students

Resources for faculty

Common Areas of Confusion: why language matters

Confusion with thesis statements

Confusion with critical thinking/analysis

Confusion with genre names