The workshop detailed below takes place on Friday March 15, from 1-3 p.m. McGill Teaching and Learning Services is making a limited number of spaces available to WID@ Dawson — let us know first if you would like to participate, and then follow the link to register with TLS at McGill directly.
The research paper: Engaging students with the writing process
The research (term) paper is one of the core assignments we give undergraduate students, allowing them to reflect on meaningful questions and develop their own scholarly voices. Yet the results do not always meet our expectations. In this workshop, we will explore how to design assignments that engage students and encourage them to develop their critical thinking skills. We will consider alternative approaches to structuring the research paper assignment and discuss ways to evaluate that are not overly time-consuming. Please bring the instructions that you provide students for a research (term) paper assignment (e.g., from a course outline, a handout), so that you can work on it during the workshop.
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 3:00pm
Location: McGill downtown campus, Birks Building, Rm. 111 (click here to view map)