Grading Longer Essays
This workshop hopes to furnish a collaborative discussion focused on how we as instructors may give better, more substantial feed-back on longer written work. Yes, a grade is part of that process of feedback–and we may discuss student anxiety about these pesky letters and numbers and how to abate such affect–but more central to our discussion will be how we can make this grade legible to our students in a way that is supportive and beneficial to their overall growth as scholars. This workshop will focus on “bridging the gap” between instructor comments and grades, as we think together about ways of giving clear and cogent feedback. We will also discuss ways in which to make producing this feedback time-effective for the instructor, as well as what kinds of take-aways are most valuable for our students (and what kinds of comments are better left out). We will begin the workshop by sharing the most memorable feedback we received in undergrad, so come prepared to share!
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.