- Thursday, May 24th, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Most (or all!) students entering university need support with their academic writing. But how best to support students in first-year seminars specifically? Drawing on research and best practices in writing studies, this workshop will offer tools for FYS instructors to plan for their writing assignments for Fall 2018. Questions we'll consider:
*What kinds of writing assignments do first-year students need and, relatedly, find most motivating and intellectually engaging?
*How do you craft writing prompts that students find clear, concise, and rewarding? *What kinds of feedback do students find most useful, and how can we encourage students to use our feedback in reflective ways?
*What are some strategies for grading papers fairly and constructively without martyring ourselves?
The workshop is designed for you-whether you are new to FYS, putting together a new course, or a veteran instructor looking to refine your practices. Participants will receive a copy of John Bean's Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their FYS syllabus and assignment descriptions, as time will be allotted to share and workshop ideas.
This workshop is offered by the Writing Program of Wake Forest University.