About Workshops

About Our Workshops


By faculty and for faculty, the WCCG-PME hosts an annual seven-week series of hands-on workshops, with a new topic every week. The workshops allow faculty to share practices that improve student writing outcomes.

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2022 Workshops


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Sessions

Workshop Sessions: 2021

Learn about the 2021 sessions below.

Presenter
Kate Egerton (Contractor), Naval Postgraduate School, writingcenter@nps.edu 

Workshop Description
Participants reflected on their goals for student writing and then paired those goals with effective and efficient feedback practices.

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Presenters
Jeffrey Turner, National Defense University, jeffrey.a.turner.civ@ndu.edu
Andrea Hamlen, U.S. Marine Corps University, andrea.hamlen@usmcu.edu

Workshop Description
Participants revised and further developed their writing assignments in ways that lead to improved student response quality.

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Presenter
Stase Wells, U.S. Marine Corps University, stase.wells@usmcu.edu

Workshop Description
Participants confronted previously held beliefs about the brain—neuromyths—and identified the impacts neuromyths have on the ways in which we approach our work with international writers.

To request materials from this presentation or to request a similar workshop at your institution, please email stase.wells@usmcu.edu.

Presenter
Megan Varney, Air War College, megan.varney@au.af.edu

Workshop Description
Participants explored the ways that a writing-center approach for assessing international student writing can be implemented across  disciplines to benefit students and faculty alike.

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Presenter
Abram Trosky, Army War College

Workshop Description
Participants discussed holistic strategies for feedback to facilitate a draft process that incorporates self and peer editing. They used checklists and activities as tools to implement changes.

Presenter
Sandra Leavitt, Naval Postgraduate School, srleavit@nps.edu

Workshop Description
Participants learned best practices for note-taking to share with their students and built a note-taking template for their students to use when reading for class or research.

Slides and Handouts

Presenter
Kevin Eubanks, Naval War College, kevin.eubanks@usnwc.edu

Workshop Description
Participants discovered how acquiring the language and discourse of research-based academic writing is not at all unlike learning one’s way into a foreign language.

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