CEE Graduate Seminar Series Guest Speaker: Lorraine Higgins, WPI Humanities & Arts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Floor/Room #: 
1st Floor - 116



DATE:   Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TIME:    12:00 – 1:00pm

ROOM:   KH-116

Topic:  Developing  Grading Rubrics for Writing Assignments



Lorraine Higgins

WPI, Humanities & Arts







Those new to teaching can sometimes struggle as they comment on and grade their students' writing.   This workshop will provide TAs with tools to streamline and to clarify the grading process.  We will discuss how to develop criteria relevant to the specific genres of writing your students work with, and how to incorporate those criteria into grading rubrics you can use to mark student papers



Lorraine Higgins earned her PhD. in Rhetoric at Carnegie-Mellon University and has researched and taught writing and composition for over 30 years, at CMU, the University of Pittsburgh, WPI, and the Community Literacy Center, a nationally recognized community-university collaborative she cofounded and directed in the 90's. She has researched and published articles on argumentation and writing theory,  the teaching of writing, and the use of writing for public advocacy and academic inquiry. Professor Higgins currently directs Communication Across the Curriculum and teaches in the Professional Writing Program at WPI.




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