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. Discussion will address the following questions:
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: Michelle Repice, PhD (Assistant Director of The Teaching Center; Lecturer, American Culture Studies)
Registration is required.
This workshop is part of the Pedagogies in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Workshop Series.Participation in this workshop series partially satisfies the advanced-level training requirement for the Teaching Citation program and the Preparation in Pedagogy (PiP) program.