Strategies for Effectively and Efficiently Assessing Student Writing

Categories: Events

Facilitator: Elise Demeter and Cat Mahaffey
Target audience: Faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate students teaching or interested in teaching undergraduate courses in any discipline
Workshop objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and implement strategies for giving students meaningful and useful feedback on their writing. Participants will gain an understanding of how to prioritize what type of feedback and how much feedback to give to students on their writing.
  • Understand how to effectively develop and use rubrics to assess student writing.
  • Understand the pedagogical value in offering students frequent writing opportunities and frequent feedback on their writing.
  • Be able to identify strategies for introducing more writing into courses taught, without creating an undue grading burden on the instructor.