Writing Assignment and Assessment Design

Event Date & Time

  • July 6, 2016
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

This three-hour workshop introduces best practices for designing more effective science writing assignments, including the importance of context, active thinking and learning strategies, and assessment (e.g. rubrics). During the workshop, participants have the opportunity to assess the design of their own assignment and receive feedback from peers.

These workshops are offered by the Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC). The WAC is a TLEF-funded collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Writing Centre designed to support the teaching and learning of writing in the sciences (http://scwrl.ubc.ca/wac/). These workshops are designed for educators (faculty, TAs, course coordinators, etc.) that are teaching or mentoring science-specific writing or using writing to learn in the sciences.

Educators can register for any or all of the workshops in the summer series at: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/wacworkshops_summer2016/. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants per workshop.

For full workshop descriptions, please visit our website, http://scwrl.ubc.ca/wac/workshops/. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator, Shannon Obradovich, at wac.coordinator@ubc.ca


Venue Website:

2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4