Very light, I promise!
As Labour Day weekend looms and many of us in North America prepare to head back into the classroom, take a look at this terrific short article on improving student writing, from this month’s issue of University Affairs. It’s by Roger Graves, and includes two of my all time favourite tips:
Structure in opportunities for revision
Assign low stakes writing
If your fall term syllabi aren’t yet complete (gulp!), let this piece inspire you to make some positive changes to your old assignments.
Next up: new teacher Charlotte Bell on the advantages of assigning “mock” presentations in the undergraduate classroom.