August 2018 W Teaching Orientation

Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00 a.m. -2:00 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
Location: PBB 129 (Pharmacy and Biology Building)


8:45-9:00 (optional) Coffee, Muffins, Fruit | Ground floor lobby outside PBB 129/130
9:00-9:30 W Course Expectations and Aspirations
9:30-10:00 Designing Effective Writing Assignments
10:00-10:30 Two Ways to See Writing: Writing to Learn and Learning to Write The value of mixing informal and formal writing assignments
10:30-11:30 Options for Drafting and Revising: Revision Before the Draft, Formative Comments on Drafts, Individual Conferences, Peer Review, and Class Presentations
11:30-12:00 Lunch | Sandwiches provided in lobby outside PBB 129 Showing of Across the Drafts video during the lunch hour (optional)
12:00-12:15 Strategies for Student Self-Assessment: Process notes and cover letters
12:15-1:30 Responding to Student Writing: Guiding Principles, The Big Mistakes, Grading, Handling the Paperload, and a Sample Paper
1:30-2:00 Question/Answer | Tutor Talk Sign-Up | What The Writing Center Can (and Can’t) Do For Your Students | Evaluations