©Marva A. Barnett

Working on Writing with Foreign Language Students
Workshop Abstract
Marva A. Barnett, Director and Professor, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia
Faculty, Department of French

Writing well is one of the greatest intellectual challenges; no wonder it is difficult to teach students to write meaningfully, coherently, persuasively in a foreign language. Along with sharing ideas and concerns about assigning and grading students’ writing in 200-level courses and above, workshop participants consider the value of teaching writing as a process, various ways to develop students’ writing skills (including peer-editing), and some techniques for grading final drafts.