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Using Active Learning in Your STEM Course: Responding to and Evaluating Student Writing Effectively and Efficiently

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Date and time: Wednesday July 31, 9:00-11:00am
Location: 6191 Helen C White Hall
Facilitator: Brad Hughes

This workshop is offered in partnership with The Writing Center

When we give feedback to students on the writing they do in our courses, we have an opportunity for individualized and specific instruction. Yet giving feedback is time-consuming, and prioritizing what to give feedback on can be challenging.

In this workshop, you will learn strategies and time-saving methods for assessing the learning that your students demonstrate in their writing and methods for motivating your students to deepen their thinking and analysis, no matter the size or structure of the course.

We will look at current research about how feedback on writing affects students’ learning and their revisions; practice and analyze different methods of responding to student writing; look at samples of faculty members’ writing feedback from a range of UW-Madison courses, including SBE and STEM courses, small seminars, large lecture courses, labs, and more; and critically consider different kinds of rubrics instructors can create to communicate their evaluation criteria for student papers.

Registration is required.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Writing Center
6191 Helen C. White
Madison, WI United States
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Brad Hughes
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Wednesday July 31, 9:00-11:00am