Workshop: Responding to Student Writing

Responding to Student Writing

When: Monday, February 13, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, ILC 136

Facilitators: Lindsay Hansen (Asst. Prof. of Practice) and Brad Jacobson (Writing Support Specialist)

Description: Research on best teaching practices suggests that high-quality feedback from instructors is an important factor supporting students’ writing development. This workshop introduces general education instructors to a variety of resources and strategies to provide feedback on student writing that facilitates meaningful revision.

Participants will have the opportunity to critique actual student writing and discuss appropriate and effective feedback strategies for different stages of the writing process. The workshop will also address practical concerns, such as the challenges of large class sizes and balancing teaching demands. Participants will leave the workshop better prepared to give feedback on student writing and with increased awareness of their role in general education writing instruction.

Workshop Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. identify principles of providing effective feedback on student writing.
  2. employ a variety of strategies to provide useful feedback on student writing and encourage revision.
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