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Teaching Writing Effectively

Brian Sutton







David Voelker

On August 24th, 2011, the CATL sponsored an afternoon workshop on "Teaching Writing Effectively in Any Course". Beginning with an introductory plenary session hosted by Brian Sutton, entitled "Helping Students Write Better: What the Research Says, What our Colleagues Say", participants could then choose from four options in three concurrent sessions

The workshop covered the following topics

  • Helping Students Write Better: What the Research Says, What our Colleagues Say - Brian Sutton
  • Using Rubrics and Models to Set Expectations and Assist Grading - Carol Van Egeren
  • Using Authentic Assignments to Promote Problem-Based Learning - David Voelker
  • Bird by Bird: Breaking Writing Assignments into Smaller Steps - Rebecca Meacham
  • Peer Review and Writing Conferences - Carl Battaglia
  • Utlizing On-Campus Resources: The Writing Center and the Cofrin Library - Brian Sutton and Joe Hardenbrook

Below find further resources from the workshop

  • The Survey Says (Powerpoint)
  • Sutton's Presentation for the Workshop including details about the research of writing in the classroom and the experience of UWGB faculty.

  • The Survey Says (PDF)
  • Brian Sutton's paper, "The Survey Says: An Overview of Research about Writing.