student writing

Dec. 11 faculty-led workshop: Improving student writing

By Richard H. Miller, Academic Outreach & Innovation PULLMAN, Wash. – When Washington State University history professor Theresa Jordan taught World Civilization, she required weekly writing from her class of 50. Grading all those papers, and the revised versions, was time-consuming but manageable. Then her class size increased to 150.

Helping profs find just the right words in grading

You take a sip of wine. Your host asks, “How do you like it?” You say, “I like it” or “It’s not good.” You responded, but have you given good clues as to what you really meant? Was your merlot “deliciously fruity with a hint of wood” or “too spicy and flowery” for your taste? […]