Centre for Teaching and Learning

(Re)Designing Writing Assignments to Enhance Student Learning

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Create or revise your course writing assignments to deepen student learning! In this interactive workshop, you’ll consider why you might ask students to write in the first place, brainstorm discipline-specific genres that go beyond the term paper, explore both informal and formal writing options, and develop strategies for assignment design that highlight writing as an ongoing process rather than a single product. As part of the session, there will be multiple opportunities to receive feedback on your assignment design, so bring an existing writing assignment and/or ideas on a new one you’d like to add to an upcoming course.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:
• select an appropriate genre of writing for a course assignment
• design writing tasks that match a course’s learning outcomes
• evaluate assignment prompts and rubrics for clarity of both task and evaluation criteria

Additional Requirements:
Bring an existing writing assignment you have, or one you’re working on for an upcoming course.


Registration open through Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Robin Attas, Centre for Teaching and Learning


Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200

68 University Avenue
Kingston, On K7L 3N6