Fall 2017 Writing Exchange

The Fall 2017 Writing Exchange

The Writing Exchange is a series of brief, informal workshops that focus on discrete issues in writing. Participants can expect to briefly discuss a topic and leave the workshop with a set of teaching strategies to consider.
All Writing Exchange workshops will be held from 3:00-4:20 pm in KHD 4050.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by clicking on the registration link included in each workshop description or by emailing writingacrossthecurriculum@calstatela.edu.

Date

Writing Exchange Topic

Time

Location

September 11 (M)

What is a Writing Intensive Course?

If you have ever considered integrating more writing in your courses, then this workshop is for you! Participants in this workshop will learn about Cal State LA’s writing intensive course requirements as well as what it means to effectively integrate writing into a course.

 

3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

September 27 (W)

Low Stakes and Ungraded Writing Assignments

Many faculty opt not to integrate writing into their courses because developing and grading writing assignments takes too much time, especially when a class has several students. In this workshop, however, participants will learn about the benefits of integrating low stakes writing into courses.

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

October 10 (T)     

Writing Prompt Design

One of the best ways for Cal State LA faculty to unify its writing mission could be to develop effective writing prompts that follow similar patterns. When students are familiar with the structure of writing prompts, they experience less writing anxiety. Attend this workshop to learn about the best practices of writing prompt design.

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

October 26 (Th)

What to Expect from Students Who Completed GE A3

Faculty and advisors who attend this workshop will learn about the types of writing that students in GE A3 courses undertake. When faculty have an understanding of the writing abilities of their students, they can most effectively tailor their writing assignments so students can grow as writers.

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

November 9 (Th)

Critical Reading

Critical readers often develop articulate and focused written responses to what they read. Often, students are unsure about what to note when they read. Attend this workshop to learn about a few critical reading activities that could improve your students focus, writing, and test-taking abilities.

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

November 20 (M)

Sequencing Writing Assignments

Assigning writing doesn’t always need to follow the Ronco one-and-done model.  Assigning writing assignments that build upon one another or assigning components of texts that could be combined to create a larger project to help students more clearly understand disciplinary modes of writing and research. Participants who attend this workshop will discuss a set of models for assigning writing in courses. 

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050

December 5 (T)      

Handling the Paper Load

Grading writing doesn’t need to be an exercise in futility. All faculty know that grading writing can take a lot of time. Participants who attend this workshop will discuss methods for rapidly evaluating student writing. Faculty who attend the November 20th workshop and this workshop, will doubly benefit from learning methods to assign and grade writing in efficient ways.

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3:00-4:20 pm

 

KHD 4050