Teaching Critical Writing Skills Workshop for TAs

November 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Remotely via Zoom
Teaching Commons

This workshop, co-facilitated by a writing/psychology professor and a librarian, will highlight strategies, types of assignments and resources that can be used by TAs to strengthen the writing skills undergraduate students require for preparing their papers and assignments.

Effective academic writing is not a simple unitary activity. It involves mastery of a complex set of skills including forming a question, drafting, finding a focus, formulating an argument, revising an argument, and editing. This workshop will help participants imagine how to unpack these often taken-for-granted skills for their students; that is, techniques will be shared for making the implicit aspects of academic writing explicit. Useful frameworks and pedagogical strategies to teach writing strategies and skills at undergraduate level will be introduced. In addition, the value of SPARK, an online modular tool designed to support development of academic literacies, will be highlighted by reference to selected modules and resources within it.

This workshop will be offered remotely via Zoom, and connection information will be sent via email to those that register close to the workshop date of November 2, 2020.

This workshop is facilitated by Sophie Bury and Ron Sheese

This workshop will count towards the Teaching Commons ‘Record of Completion’ certificate

Register for Teaching Critical Writing Skills Workshop for TAs