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Commenting on Student Writing
Tips from the Pros

Across disciplines, student papers can be an important site of learning, but we often miss our chance to communicate directly with students through their papers. Constructive comments on student writing can be as valuable as class-time instruction, but most of us don't find it easy to know what is needed. How much commentary is useful? How much is too much, prompting students to ignore our work? How much time can or should we spend on each paper? Do we restrict our commentary to "content," or do we respond to mechanical issues as well? Bring your questions as well as your suggestions as we hear from our in-house resources.

  • Led by: Dr. Jason Todd (Director, Writing Center) and Dr. Leslie Richardson (English/CAT)
  • Date: Monday, October 5, 2009
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Library 501
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Note: Refreshments will be served.

To register: RSVP to Olivia Crum at or call ext 7512.

Tags: pedagogy, writing
Format: panel
Event ID: 01048

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