Advanced-Level; Satisfies requirements for the Teaching Citation and PiP Programs
A considerable challenge in any writing-intensive course is how to design effective writing assignments that foster intellectual development and critical thinking among students. This is an even tougher challenge when students may be unaware of or unschooled in disciplinary expectations for writing. Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for writing clear, well-crafted assignment prompts which promote the kind of thinking and learning critical to success in your course. Topics will include designing assignments aligned with the course objectives, developing a sequence of varied assignments, and improving clarity in your writing assignments and prompts. Participants will also consider strategies for helping students recognize how to shape their writing for specific audiences and purposes.
Facilitator: Meg Gregory, PhD, Assistant Director for Academic Services, The Teaching Center