Coffee Break–Creating Effective Essay Assignments


Thursday, September 22nd, 3:00 p.m.
McKillop 208

Afternoons can be tough! So take a break, come to the CTL for a caffeine and sugar boost while you join with your colleagues in a lively discussion around this week’s topic.

Disappointed with student essays that seem to “miss the mark” of your intended assignment? Our discussion will explore reasons for this apparent disconnect and share strategies for creating effective essay assignments that students “get.” We will be using an article on Writing in the Disciplines from Southeast Missouri State University as our launching point. Cynthia Bassett, Writing Center Coordinator will facilitate the discussion.

The article is available online at the embedded link. If you have difficulties accessing the article, please contact Annette Torrey for a copy.