Many PWC courses feature peer-model texts — writing by new writers for new writers.
Peer-model courses' texts collect outstanding short prose submitted by PWC students as assignments in the same course.
Edited and shaped for publication by an editorial team of PWC faculty, students and alumni, peer-model collections encourage students to learn from excellent work done by other student writers. These collections honour the student voice — and we find that students learn faster from models produced by writers at their same experience level.
Peer-model texts now used in PWC courses include:
- Ice Worms, Magic Mushrooms, Redback Spiders and Lobotomies:
- Communicating Science, Second Edition (2011)
- Environment and Ecology: Stories (2010)
- Threads: Stories about Community (2010)Make It New: Creative Nonfiction by New Writers for New Writers (2008)
- Writing History: A Collection by New Writers, Volume 2 (2007)
- Writing History: A Collection by New Writers (2004)
- Communicating Science: A Collection by New Writers, 2nd Edition (2004)
- Communicating Science: A Collection by New Writers (2001)
- No More Masterpieces: Short Prose by New Writers (1989, 1996, 2000 and 2002)