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Writing in Science and History? Effectively Teach Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across The Curriculum

How can instructors teaching in other disciplines effectively evaluate student writing? How can English and composition departments promote more effective writing assessment in other disciplines? Following an approach based on rhetorical analysis, instructors across the disciplines can learn how to provide better feedback on student writing.

In this webcast, we look at how to conduct a rhetorical analysis of student writing and learn how to develop and share writing rubrics that can be used to promote student writing beyond composition.


Valerie Balester is a Professor of English and Executive Director of the University Writing Center at Texas A&M University. She specializes in rhetoric and composition and has extensive experience training and supervising writing teachers. Valerie recently published an article on rubrics in Race and Writing Assessment (Eds. Asao B. Inoue and Mya Poe, Peter Lang, 2012). Her current project is an assessment of the effectiveness of the writing-in-the disciplines program at Texas A&M University.

Jason Chu is the Senior Education Manager at Turnitin.  His focus is on working to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement.  He will be moderating this webinar.

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