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Fall 2019 Writing @ Bates Programming for Faculty and Staff

Writing Assignment Design

This interactive workshop will begin with a review of evidence-based principles of effective writing assignment design: attending to purpose, audience, genre, and other expectations; connecting assignments to course goals; scaffolding assignments to support students’ growth; and designing rubrics.  With the guidance of a writing specialist, participants will reflect on and review each other’s assignments. Participants will leave with improved assignments for the fall of 2019, an improved understanding of how to design future assignments, and, perhaps, a stronger sense of community with their colleagues.

Please bring a draft of (or ideas for) a writing assignment, a public speaking assignment, a presentation, or a multimedia project for one of your upcoming classes.

Monday, August 26, 3:00-4:30pm.  ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library


Engaging Students in Deep Reading of Course Texts

Tuesday, August 27, 3:00-4:30pm. ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library


Tools for Better, Faster Grading

Wednesday, August 28, 3:00-4:30pm.  ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library


Teaching Writing Using the Norton Field Guide to Writing

Thursday, August 20, 3:00-4:30pm.  Coram 110