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Registration for the Spring 2020 TA workshops

November 14, 2019

The Department of Economics offers workshops on best practices in grading writing assignments and providing students with feedback on their communication skills at the beginning of every semester. The TA workshops of the Fall semester were held in three days throughout September. TAs and their instructors attended the workshop facilitated by the Department's curriculum development coordinator Dr. Sepideh Fotovatian.

The workshops cover topics around:

  1.  What are some effective ways to provide feedback on writing skills
  2.  What are the key areas to focus on in grading writing
  3.  What are the available resources across the University the students can be referred to for writing skills 
  4.  Hands-on standardization of marking writing samples

If you are a teaching assistant in courses with writing assignments, these workshops are for you.


The venue and schedule of the spring workshops is as follows:

Room: WMC 1691

Monday January 13: 8:30am to 10:30 am.

Monday  January 20: 8:30am to 10:30 am.

Monday  January 27: 8:30am to 10:30 am.

Please fill out the registration form below

NOTE: TAs that work in courses that are not writing intensive can skip the last day. TAs that work in writing intensive courses must register for all the three days.

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