Location

Library Classroom L011

Start Date

15-8-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

15-8-2017 11:10 AM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

Faculty today often struggle with students' poor writing skills, failing to get the quality of written work that they imagine students can do. The traditional assignment of a research paper inadequately addresses the disciplinary and process issues of getting students to write well in classes. This session will address two related elements of these challenges: Teaching students how to write effectively as part of course content and using writing strategies to teach content. Participants will examine a sample writing integration plan in a sociology course, discuss ways to adapt it to their own disciplines, and then examine writing-to-learn strategies meant to help students remember content and/or generate critical perspectives. The sample plan, a list of activities, and a reference sheet will be provided to each participant.

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Writing Intensive Course - Jane Levitt

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Aug 15th, 10:30 AM Aug 15th, 11:10 AM

You Can Do Both: Teach Students How to Write While Teaching Your Content

Library Classroom L011

Faculty today often struggle with students' poor writing skills, failing to get the quality of written work that they imagine students can do. The traditional assignment of a research paper inadequately addresses the disciplinary and process issues of getting students to write well in classes. This session will address two related elements of these challenges: Teaching students how to write effectively as part of course content and using writing strategies to teach content. Participants will examine a sample writing integration plan in a sociology course, discuss ways to adapt it to their own disciplines, and then examine writing-to-learn strategies meant to help students remember content and/or generate critical perspectives. The sample plan, a list of activities, and a reference sheet will be provided to each participant.