Using Writing In Large-Enrolled Courses
Faculty often worry that assigning writing will create more work for them, especially when they teach large-enrollment courses. But it is possible to assign writing in such courses, and to use writing to help students learn content without spending unreasonable amounts of time reading and responding to that writing. J. Scott Finn, the Ann and Batey Greshman Associate Professor of Architecture, has continued to use a simple postcard assignment even though his course has grown from 110 students to 220 students each semester. We suspect his approach could be adapted to other disciplines as well.
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