Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Great Blogs; Sloppy Essays--what to do???
In the middle of Spring Break I am pondering what to do about a set of very disappointing papers--in an Honors class no less! And after group led discussions of topics for two full classes... After reading Jeremey's post about giving more class time to supervised writing I am wondering if I can combine that with something like what Justin writes about and have them peer critique each other's theses and initial drafts of next essays using a rubric I adapted from 102 for my Novel course. I don't have a lab so this would have to happen on their own time but I think if I pair them (class is small--16 students) and give them precise instructions, it might be helpful...and I definitely need an intervention strategy because they are going to be very disappointed in their grades...suggestions welcome :)