May 25, 2007


Annual Two-Day Pre-Fall Seminar for TAs, August 27-28, 2007

[Please direct questions about the following announcement to Pamela Flash, or 612-626-7639.]

Commenting on and Grading Student Writing
: A two-day seminar for TAs (and interested course supervisors) August 27-28, 2007, 9 AM-12:30 PM Nicholson 35

In this brief seminar, new and seasoned teaching assistants will have opportunities to...
-- gain insight into ways novice and experienced writers draft and revise their writing,
-- discuss course and discipline-appropriate writing expectations,
-- practice a variety of strategies for writing comments that will encourage revision,
-- develop and utilize assignment-specific grading schemes that ensure fair assessment that will be even across course sections,
-- experiment with methods for increasing grading and commenting efficiency.

For descriptive flyer, please see


Participants must register for both half-days, and will receive a letter documenting their participation at the conclusion of the second day.

Posted by lind0449 at May 25, 2007 1:53 PM