Program for the 2011 PDI

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Designing Effective Writing Assignments
Emily Morgan
Writing and WAC
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
105 TILT Building
Providing students opportunity to write critically about the information, ideas, and arguments they encounter in class begins with the writing prompt itself. This workshop will explore ideas about how to elicit the best student writing through the most effective writing assignment design. Through the course of this workshop, faculty will discover a process of designing an effective writing assignment that begins with analyzing the course objectives, includes the idea of writing as a process, and ends with an evaluation of whether those objectives have been met. Not only will participants learn the concepts behind successful design, they will have the opportunity to put these concepts into practice.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Faculty hoping to yield better student writing. Goals: Explore the concepts of designing writing assignments; explore the possibility of writing as a process.