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Building Better Writing Assignments

Facilitator: E. Mairin Barney, Assistant Director for Faculty Outreach, Towson University Writing Center

What is the purpose of a writing assignment? What makes an assignment effective at the introductory, intermediate, and graduate levels? What genres and contexts help facilitate student learning? At this interactive workshop, faculty will learn about threshold concepts as drivers of assignment design. They will work independently or in small groups to brainstorm threshold concepts for their disciplines and reflect on sample assignments from a range of courses in order to imagine specific revisions for major assignments in writing-intensive courses.

Lunch will be provided after the session from 12 - 1 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson (FACET) and the Writing Center.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Cook Library, 208

Event Type



Academic Affairs, Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson

Target Audience



faculty, writing, facet




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