PWR Guide

Lecturer John Peterson teaching
About this Guide
The PWR Guide contains logistical and curricular information for instructors teaching in Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric.
The Guide
In this section, you'll find an overview of the types of courses offered through PWR, from the required sequence (PWR 1 & PWR 2) to our advanced offerings.
This section provides access to a detailed description of the PWR 1 and PWR 2 assignment sequences, including learning goals for the courses and individual assignments.
This section provides an overview of the many steps involved in designing a PWR course, from choosing a theme, developing a syllabus and schedule, selecting readings, and creating effective assignment sheets.
In this section, find out about how to write an effective course description and the best ways to prepare for filming your course video, as well as tips for marketing advanced PWR courses.
This section offers advice, procedures, and suggested readings related to administering mid-quarter evaluations as well as the University's final end of the term evaluations.
This section provides useful information about our collaboration with the library, from ways to build on the required PWR 1 workshop to how to integrate attention to library and research literacy skills into your sections.
This section spotlights the ways we can adapt our pedagogical approach to take into account the different backgrounds, learning styles, and needs of our students.
This page provides resources for PWR instructors to help them manage their workload and maintain a healthy work/life balance.