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Wednesday, March 16
1:05- 1:55 PM
English Department Common Room (Engleman D253)
Do you use writing as a form of student assessment? Would you like tips about teaching writing from faculty around the university? Please join us as faculty from Nursing, Recreation & Leisure, Economics, History, and other disciplines discuss their strategies for helping students write in their courses. You bring your great ideas and questions, and (as always) we will bring the free lunch and chocolate!
Please R.S.V.P. to, so we can be sure to order enough food. Last-minute walk-ins are welcome, too!

"Creating Clear Writing Assignments"
Wednesday, February 23rd
1:05- 1:55 PM
English Department Common Room (Engleman D253)
One of the key ingredients of better student writing is creating clearer assignments. During this workshop, faculty from a variety of disciplines who have been participating in a CSU assessment grant-funded project to study the effect of assignments on student writing will discuss their work with their courses this semester. Please join us as they share their tips and strategies for modifying and clarifying their formal and informal assignments.

Developing Short Writing Assignments (D. Carroll), 29 September 2010

We invite you to our second workshop of the semester led by Prof. Steven Corbett:

"Top 5 (Tried and True) Tips for Handling the Paper Load in Writing Courses"
Wednesday, Oct. 27th from 1:10-1:50, Engleman D253

Join colleagues from across the curriculum as we discuss peer review and other top five ways to handle responding to student writing. Whether you are fairly new to responding to student writing in your courses, or you're an old pro, there will be plenty of great conversation involving the many ways we can make responding to student writing more productive, less time-consuming, and an all-around better teaching and learning experience for our students and for ourselves. You bring your great ideas and questions, and (as always) we'll bring the free pizza and chocolate!

If you have time, please read the following article before attending:

Please R.S.V.P. to, so we can be sure to order enough pizza.
Last-minute walk-ins are welcome, too!
Past Workshops:
"Developing Short Writing Assignments"
Wed, September 29 at 1:00 PM in the English Department Common Room (Engleman 253).

Topic: Ideas for incorporating SHORT writing assignments that facilitate critical thinking into your courses. Facilitator: Deborah A. Carroll

This semi-structured gathering will be a comfortable place to learn about developing and effectively using short writing assignments. Have a great assignment to share? Please bring it. Need copies? Email the original to ; We'll make copies for you and/or post yours to the WAC website with your permission.