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Workshops and Events on Writing

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Summer2018 Workshop: Designing and Supporting Writing Assignments that Work (For you and your students!)


August 15-17, 2018: 10am-3pm in Memorial Hall 016

How can I get my students more engaged in their learning and writing?

Why don’t my students’ writing projects turn out the way I expect them to?

How can I teach writing without giving up time for content learning?

Who has time to grade all these papers?!

Faculty at the University of Delaware know that writing is a fundamental way professionals in many disciplines create and share knowledge. Teaching writing in our courses, though, can be challenging. If you want to rethink how the courses you teach provide students an opportunity to learn the kinds of writing valued in your field, this workshop is for you!

Participants in this three-day workshop will learn strategies to incorporate high-impact writing activities into their courses. Each day’s session will include mini-presentations, discussions, and time to work on syllabi, lesson plans, and writing assignments. By the workshop’s end, you will be better able to:

  • Improve student engagement and thinking through “write to learn” activities

  • Better understand how to scaffold the learning of your students, including international students

  • Design a variety of informal and formal writing assignments that allow students to practice the kinds of writing valued in your discipline

  • Identify best practices in grammar and mechanics

  • Employ strategies to efficiently and effectively respond to student writing

  • Manage the paper load

Space is limited. All participants will receive copies of John Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom and Gottschalk & Hjortshoj’s  The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register here: Summer 2018 WAC Workshop Registration  by August 6, 2018. 

Please contact Jennifer Follett (, Associate Director of the Writing Center, if you have any questions.

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Workshops and Events on Writing
  • University Writing Centers
  • 016 Memorial
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1168