Sessions to focus on improving student writing, grading process

Two workshops designed to enhance the Writing in the Discipline program will be offered at Missouri Southern State University.

The two sessions will help you to improve your students' writing and make grading more efficient.
The two sessions will help you to improve your students’ writing and make grading more efficient.

The first workshop, “Tools of the Trade: Grading Student Writing,” will be presented by Kathy Gray from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Room 147 of the Mills Anderson Justice Center. The second program, “Improving Student Writing,” presented by Don Judd is set for Wednesday, April 20.

The faculty sessions are offered by the Writing Program and the Teaching and Learning committees.

“For years now, employers have lamented the proficiency level of new college graduates in written communication. Much of this concern has resulted not from the lack of ability to pen a typical ‘term’ paper, but instead from lack of insight into how to communicate in terms, structures and media commonly associated with the career field – be it business or biology, math or medicine,” said Dr. Paula Carson, provost/vice president for academic affairs.

“Our emphasis on Writing in the Discipline mitigates this concern and enables our students to be more career-ready. That is because our students do not only learn to write, but write to learn – all in the context of their specific professions.”