The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Short Writing Assignments in Large(r) Lecture Classes

Learn to design low-stakes writing assignments for larger lecture classes.


Although research shows that interactive writing assignments help students learn, it can be difficult to use writing activities in large lecture courses. This workshop suggests ways to use the high impact practice of writing to teach course content in all disciplines. We'll look at samples of short, low-stakes writing assignments and discuss proven methods for efficiently incorporating writing into large classes.

Intended Audience

Instructors in all disciplines who want to talk about how to use writing in large lecture classes.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2015

Friday, 2/6, 12:30–2:00 (Sec. 1)

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