COMD Evidence-Based Reports
The Writing Center has partnered with the Communications Disorders Department to develop peer-review groups for their graduate students. In this course partnership, students are placed into studio groups of 4-5 students, and each week the groups meet to discuss the writing process for their reports. Discussions begin at the research level, laying the foundation for critically analyzing and synthesizing treatment theories, and end with the revision of the students' written treatment plans. Under the guidance of Writing Center staff members, students take turns facilitating group discussion, providing feedback to the other group members, and observing the group's process. The time spent in studios no only develops a student's writing skills, but also familiarizes them with the peer review environment so important to their professional and academic worlds.
COMD 4398: Professional Writing in COMD
The first five weeks of this course are taught by a Writing Center staff member and the remainder by Communication Disorders faculty. WID writing consultants are available for scheduled consultations with students regarding their course writing assignments, and students are assessed through an on-the-spot survey administered at the conclusion of each writing consultation. Additionally, at the department’s request, Writing Center professionals evaluate pre- and post-instruction writing samples to determine the effectiveness of the course design.