From Assignment to Revision: How Instruction and Feedback Shape Student Writing

Presented By: Suzanne Lane, PhD, Director, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication, MIT

What kind of instruction and feedback will help students understand how to write and revise their essay, report, or article, to hone and extend their thinking, or to write more effectively in their next assignment? This workshop will draw on research on the writing process and revision to explore the range of assignment and responding practices, from rubrics to peer review to individual conferences, and when each is effective. By considering feedback in relation to other forms of instruction, participants will learn to provide the kinds of comments and strategies that will help students understand how to improve both their essays and their abilities as writers.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and refreshments will be available in the afternoon. If you have any specific dietary needs, please do let us know.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

Additional August Core Course Development Workshops offered by Suzanne Lane:

8/13/14 (am): Not Just Skills: Teaching Transferable Writing Knowledge
8/13/14 (pm): Evaluating Students’ Writing, and our Writing Instruction
8/14/14 (am): Designing, Sequencing, and Scaffolding Writing Assignments
8/14/14 (pm): Best Practices for the Collaboration between Course Instructor and Writing Instructor

Printouts of presentation slides are available upon request.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Center for Teaching Excellence
UNH 3030, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Core Event, CTE General