Faculty Workshop Focuses on Improving Writing in Courses

Posted: September 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sept. 13 marks the first day in the Fall Friday workshop series on “Student Writing in Your Courses.” This week’s workshop, “Designing an Effective Writing Assignment,” will be led by Terry Zawacki, Writing Center director, and will focus on writing clear assignments and on constructing grading criteria.

Future workshops will address “Helping Students Discover and Effectively Use Library Resources” on Sept. 27, “Managing the Paper Load and Responding Effectively to Writing” on Oct. 11, and “What to do When Your Students ‘Can’t Write'” on Nov.1. The workshops are jointly organized by the Writing Center, the University Libraries, and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

All workshops, which are limited to 20 participants, begin at noon, and participants will receive lunch. RSVP to Laurie Fathe at x38671 or lfathe@gmu.edu. For more information, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence web site.

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