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Seminar: Responding to Student Writing

Thursday, February 6, 2014
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Hartford Campus
Undergrad 201

Lunchtime Seminar:

Responding to Student Writing - Are there better ways to grade?

Tom Deans, English and CETL-ITL - University Writing Center

Responding to drafts and grading student papers are among the most time-consuming things we do in writing-intensive courses across the disciplines.  In this session we'll debunk some common grading practices that research suggests simply don't result in much learning (like copy-editing student drafts); we'll also explore pragmatic strategies that work better.  Responding to student writing will always take time and care, but it need not involve endless hours of correcting and suffering.

Please RSVP not later than 1/31 to:

Count is necessary to determine lunch order and minimum number of participants.  Thank you for your prompt response.

NOTE:  This seminar is also being offered in Storrs:  Friday, February 7

More information available at:


Colleen Brochu

Hartford Faculty (primary)

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