Helping students to read successfully at the college level — with understanding, insight, and engagement — is an ongoing challenge for teachers. Led by WID Writing Fellows, this two-part workshop will take place on Friday, September 28 and Friday Nov. 9, 2.30-4.30. The meetings are an opportunity for Humanities faculty to discuss how to help students develop successful reading strategies. In the first meeting, we’ll address the challenges our students face when they confront diverse philosophical, theoretical and academic readings. Breaking into smaller groups, participants will then explore several approaches to teaching reading strategies, and discuss how these approaches might be adapted to an assigned reading in one of their courses. A second meeting later in the semester will be devoted to discussing results and further applications. Participants will have access to several resources and a discussion forum on the WID website at.
The deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 26, 5 p.m.
To register: Send a brief message to Ben Lander — firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: Contact Anne Thorpe or Ian MacKenzie, — email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting 1: Friday, September 28, 2.30-4.30 p.m. in 3F.37
A. Reading at the college level: Challenges and opportunities (30 mins.)
After the introductory half-hour, participants will work together in three smaller groups:
B. Breakout session 1 (30 mins.)
C. Breakout session 2 (30 mins.)
D. Breakout session 3 (30 mins.)
Meeting 2: Friday November 9, 2.30-4.30 in 3F.37