April 15, 2019 FAC/STAFF

Today: Writing at JCU | Faculty Workshop & Lunch

Productive Writing Feedback or “How I Learned to Put Down the Red Pen and Stop Worrying So Much About Grammar”

CAS Conference Room, Monday, April 15 at Noon

Students write most effectively when they care about their message. Pedagogical research has long shown that students better engage “low order concerns” (grammar, sentence structure, etc.) once they have engaged “higher order concerns” (thesis development, audience, and purpose, etc.). In addition, one has to make priority choices as an instructor. What are the two or three lessons you want your student to learn from you as you respond to their individual paper? Line-editing most often proves counterproductive to both you and your students.

This session will concentrate on strategies for providing more effective and efficient feedback to students. All JCU faculty who require writing (whether within your discipline and/or within the Core Curriculum) are heartily encouraged to attend. We ask you to bring examples and strategies of your own to share.

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP by April 10th: https://forms.gle/5kohvG2qhhqaA6o7A