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WAC Faculty Workshop

Do you teach a Writing Intensive (WR) course and struggle with ways to incorporate informal writing assignments into your classes? Or are you teaching a conventional course and want some ideas on how to include useful writing exercises in your daily lessons? If so, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee encourages you to attend an exciting faculty workshop that offers tips and strategies for incorporating informal writing assignments in your courses. Faculty members from across the disciplines will be on hand to provide examples and discuss different ways informal writing can enrich your course.

The WAC Committee believes informal writing helps student to think on paper and learn in active, reflective ways. Informal writing can take the form of a variety of short in-class or out-of-class activities such as recalling on paper the subject of a previous class, clarifying an important idea during a lecture, brainstorming, speculating, journal writing, and listing. Informal writing can be considered as notes and rough drafts that will later be re-worked into formal writing that is organized and edited for a reader. Informal writing also promotes learning by encouraging students to actively engage in the subject matter through writing without worrying about being penalized for errors in grammar, content, style, or organization. In this way, students may think and discover through the writing process. Informal writing need not be graded for content or writing style, but may be assigned points for completion.

Please join us              

Tuesday, November 4th, 2:00-2:50PM, Room 6-401


Wednesday, November 5th, Noon-12:50PM, Room 6-333

John F. Cottrell