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Wednesday, May 23 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
How Might We Create Assessments for Improving Writing Skills?

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Students have to write papers in their major, but they often don’t get much explicit training or feedback during their courses. Many papers are written at the end of the quarter, which doesn’t offer much time for reflection or revision. While scaffolding of assignments can help address this, often these projects can be onerous for faculty and students to undertake, particularly on the busy quarter schedule. Furthermore, many social science elective classes have a range of students from different backgrounds and skill sets, which can make the peer review process challenging. I’m curious how others incorporate writing practice in small but meaningful ways so that students can get help where they are, as first-year students or even as seniors about to graduate.

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Jean Clipperton

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Clipperton’s research focuses upon institutional design and change, problem-solving, and pedagogy/teaching and learning. Her recent work has focused upon gender in the discipline of political science. Her research incorporates ideas and approaches from political science, complex... Read More →

Wednesday May 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
RB 180