Marva A. Barnett, Director and Professor, Teaching
Resource Center, University of Virginia
Faculty, Department of French
Writing well is a great intellectual challenge.
How can we teach students to write meaningfully, coherently, persuasively
in a foreign language?
workshop can be designed for teachers teaching intermediate- or
advanced-level language, literature, and/or writing courses and
can emphasize various aspects of the writing and grading process.
on the focus of the workshop, participants might . . .
ideas and concerns about assigning writing
why people write and what students learn by writing
why writing, even in ones first language, is difficult
why it is valuable to teach writing as a process
grading students writing
will participants gain, depending, of course, on workshop focus?
for engaging students in caring about their writing
to develop students writing skills
(including brainstorming, free writing, semantic mapping)
structure, approaches to writing
for grading final drafts effectively and efficiently