Introductory Material

Overview of Willamette Promise

If you’re new to Willamette Promise, then this is the place to start. We’ll cover everything you need to know, like writing proficiency, the difference between high school and college-level writing, and your responsibilities as a WP teacher. (more…)

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Proficiency Statement

Willamette Promise courses award credit by proficiency. This statement outlines the proficiencies we expect to see demonstrated in a student’s portfolio upon completion of WR 121 or WR 122. For each proficiency outcome, we include the assessment that will be used to measure whether or not students have demonstrated that ability. (more…)

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Process/ “Sequence” Overview

To help our teachers plan, this document matches each part of the portfolio process with mentor resources and pedagogical support. We have also included prompts for reflection that match each of the key tasks, so that you can help students develop habits of reflection throughout the term. These habits will pay off at the end when they have to write a reflection for their portfolio. (more…)

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Proficiencies: Writing 121 vs. Writing 122

Even though the portfolio process is similar for WR 121 and WR 122, there are key differences in the sophistication we expect to see in the students’ papers. We hope you’ll use this document as a guide both for planning your course but also for giving constructive feedback to students as they develop as college-level writers. (more…)

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FAQ for On-Demand Task

Just like students, our teachers have questions too, especially about the on-demand essays. Here are some of the common questions we get asked with answers from WOU faculty. (more…)