Integrating well designed writing assignments into undergraduate courses can increase students’ engagement and promote critical thinking. Yet, many instructors shy away from including these assignments because of the extra workload required to mark them. During this workshop, we will discuss guidelines for designing short written assignments that make students think more and write less. We will provide examples from McGill professors in fields as diverse as Science, Arts, Music, Law and Engineering to illustrate the range of possibilities.
A workshop about integrating teaching, research, and learning
As an instructor of undergraduate courses, have you wondered how to get students to ask better questions or to understand that knowledge is not black and white?