Designing Effective & Engaging Writing Assignments
Bored reading yet another uninspired, perfunctory paper?
Friday, September 5, 2014 · Noon - 1:30 PM
Are you frustrated with the quality of students’ output on written assignments? Bored with reading yet another uninspired, perfunctory term paper? Pulling your hair out over the fact that your students failed to address some of the most important elements of the course project in their written report? If you would like to create assignments that students can really sink their teeth into—assignments that not only give you a clear sense of their grasp of the material and their ability to apply key concepts, but will also engage them in a meaningful learning experience, then join us for this workshop. We will go through the process of designing and writing, then considering how to support and assess, a writing assignment. Completing this process should yield an assignment that will be clear and comprehensible to students and will enable you to evaluate their understanding of important course concepts. Please bring an assignment that you’d like to rework or ideas for some concepts/content that you’d like your students to write about. Lunch will be provided.