Workshopping Writing Prompts with RWIT

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Workshopping Writing Prompts with RWIT

A faculty development workshop sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
DCAL, Room 102 Baker Library
Intended Audience(s): Faculty, Postdoc, Staff
Categories: Workshops & Training
Registration required.

The assignments we create define students' experiences in our classes, setting goals and providing structure for students' calendars. We think deeply about those assignments as we prepare for the term, predicting student responses and trying to forecast likely questions or misunderstandings. In this session, led by Nick Van Kley, we'll take a closer look at the student experience of writing prompts. We'll start by reviewing some current scholarship on the role of prompts in writing instruction. Faculty will then have a chance to workshop their own assignment prompts--something new or old--with fellow faculty and experienced RWIT tutors. Tutors will give faculty a new perspective on what our prompts say to students. Lunch will be served.

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Hope Rennie

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