Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing I: Making Writing Assignments Creative Across the Disciplines

Jan 10, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Institute for Teaching with Writing

Tired of the "research paper" assignment? Bored reading reflection papers? Interested in using writing to promote student learning but not sure how to make it fun? Join us for a lively discussion of how to make writing assignments more creative and engaging. See examples of innovative assignments from instructors across campus, hear from a panel of faculty who have redesigned their approaches, and workshop ideas to use in your own courses.

This is the first of two sessions offered by the Institute for Teaching with Writing. Session II, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the same day, Jan. 10, focuses on working with graduate student writers on data visualization and issues in multilingual writing. Participants can register for one or both sessions here.

Sponsored by the Writing Center, the Hanson Center for Communication, the Frank Business Communication Center, the Center for Teaching, the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Rhetoric, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

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