Writing Studies offers a course for international (second-language) graduate students (WRIT 5051) that targets students who are in the process of writing course papers, research projects, thesis, or dissertations. It has been a popular course for international students given the very practical and targeted nature of the content that goes well beyond grammar and structure.
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For further questions, please contact Sheryl Holt [email protected].
TEACHING WITH WRITING ONLINE: Details and registration
~ 10 hours: 1 week, August 24-28, 2020 with synchronous meetings on Monday, August 24th, Wednesday, August 26th, and Friday, August 28th from 2-3 PM
This modular short-course supports faculty members and instructors as they devise (or revise) online writing assignments and activities appropriate to a particular course. Using a combination of brief synchronous discussions and structured asynchronous activities, participants will devise and receive feedback on high- and low-stakes writing assignments and activities. They’ll also become familiar with online tools for commenting upon and grading student writing. NOTE: To ensure cross-curricular relevance, we define “writing” to include diverse forms of text including words, numbers, figures, sketches, and visuals, etc.
Our WEC support staff in the Center for Writing are available to help instructors in a number of ways. Below are a couple of examples. They can:
- Hold virtual teaching consultations with instructors as they adapt writing assignments and commenting/grading protocols. They can also review writing assignments/materials via Google Drive.
- Join virtual TA meetings in order to help troubleshoot questions related to writing assignments, commenting practices, or grading.
Looking for different ways to provide feedback to student writing online? Consider audio or video feedback!
Learn more in this recent TWW Blog post.
The Center for Writing is very focused on providing instructor support right now. A consultant is available to discuss how to adapt in-class activities and assessments. They are offering both individual and small group consultations via Zoom. Use this link to request a consultation: http://writing.umn.edu/tww/requestform.html
Also, check out this Teaching With Writing (TWW) blog for things to consider when transitioning: https://blog.tww.umn.edu/transitioning-online-writing-instruction-tools-and-strategies-instructors