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Improving student writing subject of lecture

11/12/2010

Robert Gonyea of Indiana University Bloomington will be the keynote speaker for "Same = More, A Breakthrough in Improving Student Writing" workshop to be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Heritage Room, Shriver Center.

Gonyea is associate director of Research and Data Analysis at the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana, which hosts the National Survey of Student Engagement.

He will present “How to Improve Student Writing WITHOUT Assigning More Writing: What We’ve Learned from 60,000 students.” He will describe research that identified three simple strategies that faculty in any discipline can use to improve student writing and student learning of course content without assigning more writing assignments. The research was based on a study of 60,000 students from 151 four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

In addition, Paul Anderson, director of Miami University’s Howe Center for Writing Excellence, will introduce easy-to-follow guides that will enable Miami faculty and teaching assistants to make good use of these strategies.

Same = More is sponsored by the office of the president, the office of the provost, the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and University Assessment, and the Roger & Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence.

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