Responding to
Student Writing
What questions may instructors ask
students to consider as they respond to
peer essay drafts?  
Because all of these classes have
the load factor, the primary means
of assessment must be writing.

Other options (quizzes, etc.) may
be counted, but the majority must
be writing.
Student Essays: Commenting and Grading

Please grade the essay and comment
individually.  Be prepared to share ideas
with your group.  (Differences are okay!)
Group Discussion Menu
a. How did you grade the essay?  Why?
b. What did you comment on?  
c. What did you identify as concerns?  Why?
d. What did you identify as strengths?  Why?
e. What questions may instructors consider as
they grade and comment on student essays?
f. Other  
Share With All of Us/Big Group Discussion
1. Insights from the Small Groups / Sharing Your Notes
2. Which grading strategies do you prefer to use?  Why?
3. Rubrics:  How?  Why?

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Assignment:
"I ask the students to do something they’ve
never done before (but something that has
some educational value), and write a review
of the activity."  Anonymous Instructor
















Overview of a Sample Assignment:
"I ask the students to do something they’ve
never done before (but something that has
some educational value), and write a review
of the activity."  
Anonymous Instructor

Considering the overview above:
How may students engage in reading and
writing processes before, during, and after
they complete the final drafts of their
essays?
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Student Writing and
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