Writing to Learn: Evidenced-Based Best Practices and Practical Activities to Enhance Students’ Engagement in your Course

April 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
Lathrop Room 299

Lunch will be served

Free, and open to the Stanford faculty, students, post-docs, and staff

Limited seating; please register here.

As instructors, we know the value of assigning writing in our courses—it helps students grapple with new knowledge and learn discursive conventions in the field, and it helps instructors evaluate their students’ progress. But how exactly does completing a writing task help students learn? And do certain types of writing assignments help students learn better than others? In this interactive workshop, we will examine the latest research on effective assignment design from the National Survey of Student Engagement and review models of effective low- and high-stakes writing assignments that can be tailored for any discipline and course.

Event Sponsor: 
Hume Center for Writing and Speaking and the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Contact Email: 
bleakney@stanford.edu