Lexington Review Teaching Resources

The Writing Center publishes The Lexington Review, a journal of outstanding curriculum-based writing by Baruch students. We think the following elements might be of particular interest to faculty.

Model Student Writing

By reading student writing in your classroom, you can help students isolate and illustrate writing and analytical skills that they may not easily recognize in writing produced by (and intended for) professional writers and scholars. We offer a range of model student writing—all authored by Baruch students. On the right-hand column of the site, you’ll find a tag cloud of core writing skills (“transitions” and “working with sources,” for example); click on any of these tags to find student models of the skill.

Resources for Students

We’ve also developed student writing guides for both direct student use and for faculty-moderated use in the classroom. Each resource entry uses student writing to define and illustrate a specific writing skill, then guides students through the steps of implementing that skill. These can also be used to help students learn to read with attention to form, rather than content.

Resources for Faculty

Want to learn more about using model texts in your classroom? See the following guides, or contact us for help along the way.

Selecting Student Texts and Skills for Classroom Use
The documents available under the “Resources for Students” tab were developed for both direct student use and for faculty-moderated use in the classroom. See this guide for more information on how to use student texts to highlight specific writing skills.

Anatomy of a Student Resource
This resource outlines how to develop guides like those on The Lexington Review based on your students’ own work.