TEACHING EXCHANGE. We invite faculty members from across the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences to share ideas for integrating speaking and writing
into the curriculum. How do you
use PACT when you teach?
- SpeakWrite Syllabus Template. Download this Word file if you want to use the PACT graphic and questions as part of your syllabus. Just change the sample text on this document to reflect your own teaching practices (& to stay current with WVU policy statements)
PACT for Assignment Design (3-min video). PACT can help structure an assignment while demonstrating the value of the 4 key ideas.
- PACT for Assignment Design. A set of Power Point slides (with notes) that may help you integrate PACT into your assignments.
- Download the PACT circle graphic (resize the image to about 1-inch to use in a header)
Download the PACT questions (resize to about 1-inch high to insert into a document)
- PACT for Critical Reading.
PACT for Organization. Power Point slides that use PACT to strengthen
PACT for Peer Response to Writing.
- PACT for Coherence. A set of Power Point slides that use PACT to help new researchers learn conventions, with a specific focus on strengthening paragraph coherence.
PACT and Public Speaking (4-min video). Help your students overcome their anxieties!
- PACT for Presentation Feedback. A rubric that focuses on the speaker's clarity of purpose and awareness of audience and conventions. Trouble-shooting leads to constructive feedback.
PACT for Poster Presentations. A rubric that combines the spoken and
written/visual components of a poster presentation. Adapt it by adding your specific
- PACT Message Box Exercise from Biology
PACT Communication Activity from Psych. This activity uses short case scenarios.
To adapt it, just create your own scenarios.
- PACT Conventions: Science Style & Usage. Power Point slides to review usage conventions in science writing (based on Strunk and White)
- PACT for Literary Analysis.
Partner with the Writing Studio. The Writing Studio can provide class visits and feedback on an instructor's assignments.
- Manage the Paper Load (with thanks to the University of Delaware)
- Active Learning Strategies. Not all writing has to be evaluated. Informal in-class activities can promote student involvement.
Revise How We Teach Revision. David Gooblar writes the blog Pedagogy Unbound. See his April, 2017, entry on revision.