Providing Feedback to Help Students Improve Their Writing
Friday, February 26th, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cupples II, Room 007 (lower level)
Instructors dedicate many hours each semester to reading, commenting on, and grading student writing, and they often wonder whether the feedback they are providing is helping students to improve their writing and thinking skills. For their part, students often express frustration when they find their instructors’ comments on their papers to be mysterious, confusing, or simply too brief.
This workshop will include discussion of strategies for providing students with feedback that can motivate students to improve their writing, as well as provide specific information about how to improve. Topics will include the following:
What kinds of feedback are most effective in helping students improve their writing?
How can instructors use selective feedback to spur improvement?
How can instructors communicate to students the importance of feedback to the writing and thinking process?
Presenter: Beth Fisher, PhD, Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center and Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Registration is required and limited to 15. Please send your request to register to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are welcome to bring a lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.