Faculty: Find out how you can help improve student writing skills

Over the past eight years, faculty readers of SAGES writing portfolios have indicated that Case Western Reserve University students are writing academic essays that meet grammatical and stylistic expectations, but demonstrate weaknesses in argumentation and critical thinking. Join the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) for its next session on “Supporting Student Writers:  Results of the 2015 SAGES Portfolio Report and an Introduction to the Writing Resource Center.”

Portfolio committee leaders Erika Olbricht and Megan Swihart Jewell will discuss the implications of this year’s SAGES portfolio report on classroom and extracurricular writing instruction. They also will discuss ways campus writers can receive support at the Writing Resource Center, as well as the additional resources the center makes available to faculty who teach writing skills.

This session will be held Thursday, Oct. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors).

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to ucite@case.edu.