Feb. 22, 2016 Adjunct Professors Workshop—How to Support Students throughout the Writing Process

“How to Support Students throughout the Writing Process”

Managing the writing process can be a challenging task for students. They often wait until the last minute to write, and often the first draft is the “final” draft they hand in, which limits their learning and makes assessment more challenging. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to tools, best practices, and resources to support their students’ whole writing process. Participants will learn about brainstorming and outlining activities they can introduce to their classes, facilitating peer review in a variety of settings and scales, and helping students establish writing schedules and accountability mechanisms for making progress toward their final draft. The concepts introduced in this workshop range from no-tech to tech-based solutions that can be adapted to a variety of instructional settings.

Learning Outcomes: After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
Identify tools to support students through the writing process
Discuss best practices for facilitating group writing projects
Engage in brainstorming and outlining activities to jump-start the writing process
Direct peer review activities in a variety of settings
Participants are welcome to bring their own technology (notebooks, laptops, tablets, etc.) to make the most of the session, though it is not required.

Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, workshop facilitator

Meet our Facilitator

Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry earned her PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media with a specialization in scientific writing and communication and digital media from North Carolina State University. She teaches first-year composition, professional writing, and graduate writing and communication courses. She designs and facilitates professional development workshops for faculty, graduate students, and postdocs who want to support their students in building effective writing skills.

Dr. Kittle Autry is also the Principal of Academic Consulting and Editing where she works directly with scholars to complete their academic writing projects. Dr. Kittle Autry’s research examines the influence of technology on expert writing across the disciplines, with a special interest in scientific communication. Currently, she is also serving as the first Director of the Thesis and Dissertation Support Services in the Graduate School at NC State University.

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