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Writing to Learn: Evidenced-Based Best Practices and Practical Activities to Enhance Students' Engagement in your Course

As instructors, we know the value of assigning writing in our courses—it helps students grapple with new knowledge and learn discursive conventions in the field, and it helps instructors evaluate their students’ progress. But how exactly does completing a writing task help students learn? And do certain types of writing assignments help students learn better than others?

Writing a Compelling Teaching Statement

For Grad Students and Postdocs

Presenter: Mariatte Denman, Ph.D.

Writing effectively about your teaching is an important skill that you will need for the academic job search, grant submissions, and your future academic position. In this workshop, led by Dr. Mariatte Denman, from the VPTL, we will discuss a range of conceptual and organizational principles that will help you to organize your reflections and thoughts about teaching in order to write a compelling teaching statement. We will also analyze real examples of teaching statements. 

Academic Chats: Right Your Writing: How to Make Your Manuscripts More Engaging

What are some ways to reduce over-complexity in your scholarly writing? What is "prewriting" and "writing blind" and how can they help you write more effectively with less effort.  These and other approaches  will be discussed with two professional guests that have had a great deal of experience in helping PhD students improve their writing.

Guest Speaker:

Writing to Completion

Grad students: Have you struggled with harnessing the time, motivation, or focus to turn your research and ideas into a finished written product? During this graduate skills workshop we will discuss effective techniques you can employ starting today toward the process of writing more productively.

Fellows Forum

Expand your academic skills and meet new people over a healthy meal at Fellows Forum. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, especially those in STEM fields.

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