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Tea and Pedagogy Series

Writing Center offers workshops and discussions about writing pedagogy practices

The University of Delaware Writing Center is offering three in-person sessions on Tuesday afternoons this fall for faculty and graduate teaching assistants to explore writing pedagogy. Tea and snacks will be provided. Registration is required: https://forms.gle/fLM1A8CQyTsggran7

Sept. 19, 2–3 p.m.: A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing
Taking a genre approach to teaching writing can help your students move from thinking of writing as a task they perform for an audience of one (you) to thinking of writing as a genuine act of communication. In this T&P session, we will discuss compositionist Irene Clark’s article on a genre approach and consider how we can rethink our own approach to assigning writing through this lens.
Oct. 24, 2–3 p.m.: Revision-focused Feedback
In this T&P session, participants will hear findings from research about student responses to faculty feedback on their writing and learn strategies to prompt thoughtful revision from students.
Nov. 14, 2–3 p.m.: Minimal Marking
Put the pen down. In this T&P session, participants will learn about and practice a response technique called minimal marking. This technique scaffolds students’ active learning of sentence-level writing features in a way that “sticks.”

For further information, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnOicPLsIDB4ClnWK9irNc54lDELOSewoh1XtcjdnwI106fw/viewform

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