Beyond the research paper – new ways to get students writing


Macdonald-Stewart Building Room 2-022 (Faculty Lounge) , 21111 Lakeshore Road, St Anne de Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, CA

Integrating well designed writing assignments into undergraduate courses can increase students’ engagement and promote critical thinking. Yet, many instructors shy away from these assignments because of the extra workload required to mark them. During this workshop, we will provide guidelines for creating written assignments that get students thinking without creating piles of grading. We will also share examples from McGill professors in Faculties as diverse as FAES, Science, Arts, Music, Law and Engineering.

You will then have the opportunity to develop a draft assignment for one of your undergraduate courses, and exchange feedback with peers.