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Commenting on and Grading Student Writing: Workshop for New Teaching Assistants

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you new to grading student writing (essays, research papers, problem sets, online discussions, posters, lab reports…)? Wondering how to respond effectively, efficiently, and fairly? This half-day workshop is intended for teaching assistants and graders who will be responding to and grading student writing for the first time in 2017-2018. Over the course of the afternoon, we’ll discuss general approaches to responding to, commenting on, and grading student writing. 

You’ll have the opportunity to practice with writing samples from actual students in various disciplines and to work with writing specialists to develop specific grading and commenting strategies for your course. You’ll also learn about the resources available through the Center for Writing, and you’ll have the chance to talk with a panel of seasoned TAs about their experiences working with student writing. 

Participation is free, but you must register by August 27, 2017. Registered participants will be sent information prior to the workshops regarding location and any other details needed for attendance.


Register for Commenting on and Grading Student Writing: Workshop for New Teaching Assistants 

Location: East Bank (registrants will receive room information and materials)

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