SASS staff often come across writing and learning resources that are likely to be of interest to faculty and TAs, and we post these resources on this page. We are particularly interested in content related to aspects of academic writing and other academic skill development, but we consider a variety of topics. If you are a faculty member, a post-doc, or a TA and you’ve found a resource that you think might suit this page, we invite you to send it with a brief explanation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teaching writing: Ideas and strategies (podcast episode, University of Alberta, 2018)
- How to create a syllabus: Advice guide (The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2018)
- Picturing Science and Engineering (Inside Higher Ed, January 2019)
- Ten ways to enhance your writing pedagogy (Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University)
- Consider this very practical set of suggestions from the University of Melbourne for graduate students who are trying to meet the requirement of “originality” in their work; these suggestions are also helpful for those struggling with academic impostor syndrome, those having difficulty seeing the value of their work or identifying the heart of a thesis, and those who don’t feel clear about academic expectations.
- Why writing will make you a better person (Chronicle Vitae, June 2019)
Writing to advance your career
- Powering up your resume for a non-faculty job search (Inside Higher Ed, October 2018)
- Tips from the other side: How to write the best graduate fellowship applications (Medium, September 2018)
- 10 tips for successful grant writing (The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2018)
- Poor-quality, predatory conferences prey on academics (University Affairs, March 2018)
- The lost art of concentration: Being distracted in a digital world (The Guardian, October 2018)
- A step-by-step guide to keeping track of grad school activities (University Affairs, August 2018)
- Supporting international students in the classroom (Handouts from a workshop co-sponsored by the CTL, SASS, and QUIC; Queen’s University, October 2018)
- Dr. Raul Pachego-Vega offers posts that summarize his reading notes for 13 books on how to write a doctoral dissertation. A useful resource for both graduate supervisors and those writing their doctoral or even master’s theses.