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“Teaching. Writing. Learning.” Conversations on Teaching Writing

“Teaching. Writing. Learning.” is a campus collaboration of the Center for Teaching, the Writing Studio, the Jean & Alexander Heard Library, and the English Language Center to sponsor resourceful experiences for anyone who teaches writing at Vanderbilt. In 2013-14, we sponsored a series of conversations. (See list below.)

This year, we’re holding a day-long workshop focused on two specific topics:

  • teaching multimodal writing, and
  • cognitive approaches to teaching writing.

The T.W.L. Institute will be limited to a small group.  Details, the date, and registration information will be announced soon.


Resources mentioned and shared at the conversations will be available on the “Teaching. Writing. Learning.” Research Guide, from the Jean & Alexander Heard Library (pictured right).


2013-14 conversations

Starting the Conversation: A Panel on Inspiring Your Students to Write

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Guest Presenters:  Jonathan Gilligan (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Emily King (English), Richard Lloyd (Sociology)

Managing the Paper Load:  Grading Writing Efficiently and Effectively

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter: Scott Juengel (English)

Writing and the Masses: Writing in Large Lecture Courses

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter:  James Fraser (Human & Organizational Development/HOD)

Fear, Tired, Dread, Excited:  Student Feelings and the Research Assignment

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Opening Guest Presenter: Melinda Brown (Heard Library)

Writing as Discovery: Using Low-Stakes Writing to Help Students Learn

Tuesday, January 21
Opening Guest Presenter:  Amanda Benson (Biological Sciences)



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