Category: Teaching with Writing

2.24.2011--Prof. Maggie Penn, Associate Professor of Political Science, teaches, "The Mathematics of Elections" (Photos by Joe Angeles)

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There’s No Time Like Summertime (To Refine Peer Review)!

June 24, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

This post is for anyone wishing to try peer review or for those who promise ourselves that we’ll take some time “next time” to perfect our peer-review processes. The effort to improve our implementation of peer review is well worth it. Research shows that student learning is not only improved through receiving thoughtful feedback but by learning […]

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Reflective Writing Can Help Students Link Course Content to Their Lives

March 15, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Teaching with Writing

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, co-authored by Peter C. Brown and Washington University Psychology department professors Mark McDaniel and Henry “Roddy” Roediger, helped to kick-start a teaching experiment with surprising outcomes. With the intention of helping students  to consolidate learning and clarify misconceptions, Professor Allison Vaillancourt of the University of Arizona applied McDaniel and Roediger’s […]

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Designing Effective Writing Assignments: Questions to Consider

November 4, 2015 | Michelle Repice

Teaching with Writing

Unclear assignments can lead to unclear writing. It is sometimes only as you are grading papers or essay exams that you realize your assignment or prompt may not have been as clear as it could have been. For this reason, the end of a semester–when you are reviewing student work–can be an opportune time to revise your assignments. Whether you are revising […]

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