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Teaching Writing: A Graduate Student Salon

On Tuesday, February 25, 13 PhD students in the English department gathered over pizza to discuss the challenges and joys of teaching writing at Stanford. Sponsored by the department’s graduate pedagogy committee. the event followed a similar forum on Teaching Reading, which took place two weeks earlier. During the Teaching Writing salon, the students spoke about best practices in writing instruction, reflected on their own struggles with writing in the discipline, and enthusiastically shared ideas to help undergraduates in their English classes.