Writing Brigade

The York College Writing Brigade is a series of conversations and events that bring different perspectives on writing, teaching writing, and integrating writing across the curriculum.

Writing Brigade

For Spring 2020, the Writing Brigade will present two exciting events:


Tuesday, March 10, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Neurodiversity & Accessibility: A Low-Stakes Approach to High-Stakes Writing
Kristofer Eckelhoff (PhD candidate, Musicology, Graduate Center)

This workshop covers the basics of low-stakes writing, how it benefits students and teachers, and how to implement it into your courses. Using assignment examples, we will strategize how to lower the stakes of high-stakes writing assignments without compromising the goals and values of the work. Additionally, we will discuss how two of the most common (and often undiagnosed) “learning disabilities”—ADHD and dyslexia—manifest in the classroom and how we as teachers can better serve our students through minor classroom modifications. Taking this approach not only helps neurodiverse students succeed but also helps all students reduce procrastination, alleviate anxiety, and improve their writing skills.


Wednesday, April 22, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Multilingualism and Writing Instruction: A Panel Discussion CANCELLED

Eunjeong Lee (Assistant Professor of English, Queens College)
Melissa Watson (Assistant Professor of English, City College)


The Spring 2020 Writing Brigade is sponsored by a grant from York College Auxiliary Enterprises. In addition, the first 10 participants to RSVP and attend either event (or both events!) will receive a copy of Engaging Ideas by John C. Bean.

Please use the form below to RSVP - while supplies last!


Thank you, and see you at the next Writing Brigade event!