Teaching Students to Write and Communicate Effectively in Ways that Make Sense in Your Discipline

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Are you interested in connecting with presenter(s) and other participants? The room and presenter(s) will be available until 1:30 p.m. Feel free to stay, exchange ideas, and ask questions.

This workshop is based on the premise that students can learn to write and communicate effectively in academic forms. As a disciplinary expert, you know what your students should be saying, but are not. Drawing from Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein’s book, They Say / I Say, this workshop will provide you with insights into the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, and help you show students how to frame their arguments in terms of the academic moves that are central to your discipline.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Gain a framework for communicating previously unnamed rules or practices of academic writing;
  • Develop a set of practices you can use to encourage students to write “better”; and
  • Generate an initial list of “academic moves” that are central to your discipline.

Session Date

  • 10/12/2015

    Monday, 12-1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Nisha Gupta, Ph.D., has been teaching women’s and gender studies, philosophy, peace studies, and critical theory for close to 15 years, previously at Syracuse University. Since coming to UofL in 2009 as part of the Ideas to Action (i2a) team, Nisha has been developing a knowledge and research base in critical thinking, assessment of student learning, and reflective writing. She is the point person for the Culminating Undergraduate Experience, also known as the “CUE,” which is part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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