Hardenbrook, Meacham, Sutton lead CATL workshop on teaching writing

The workshop “Teaching and Writing Effectively in Any Course” is being offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 15), in MAC Hall 301, open to all and hosted by UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Presenters are Joe Hardenbrook, Rebecca Meacham and Brian Sutton.

Hardenbrook, an instruction and reference librarian, will discuss the value of using Cofrin Library resources in writing assignments. Meacham, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, says too many students get hung up on “How many pages?” or “How many sources?” and would be better served by focusing on the “what.” One way to do this is by breaking the writing process into smaller assignments, including organization and thesis statements, integrating quotations, and writing about visual images — all in an effort to engage both writer and reader. Associate Professor Sutton, director of the Writing Center, will describes research studies which explore how various pedagogical approaches influence student writing, and then discusses the implications for teaching.

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