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The Writing Center & Center for Teaching Excellence Present the Fall 2014 Faculty Luncheon Series:

Building Better Student Writers

Sessions are as follows:

“Tackling Grammar”
Wednesday, October 22nd
Lunch at 12:15, Workshop at 12:30

This session begins with a short diag-nostic that focuses on some of the more common errors in student writing.  The ensuing discussion will help faculty members prioritize these errors and develop vocabularies to help students understand and avoid them.

“Promoting Real Revision”
Thursday, October 30th
Workshop at 11:30, Lunch at 12:30

Faculty have the opportunity to help students develop as writers and as thinkers through the feedback that they provide on papers – especially when feedback is intended to sustain the writing process.  Join us for a conversation about methods of re-sponding that encourage students to think more critically and revise more substantively.


“Teaching Source Integration”
Wednesday, November 12th
Lunch at 12:15, Workshop at 12:30

This session will explore strategies to help students integrate sources more effectively into their writing.  We will discuss in-class activities that are based on course-specific content as well as ways of sequencing assignments to emphasize this skill.  We will also consider how this type of instruction can help students not only avoid plagiarism but also increase their engagement with texts and boost their understanding of the material.

All sessions will be held in the Writing Center on the 2nd floor of the Phillips Memorial Library.

A light lunch will be provided.   Please RSVP to Will Toner at

Download or print a PDF of the series event flyer. 



Center for Teaching Excellence
Feinstein Academic Center, Room 303
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, R.I. 02918

(401) 865-1340

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