Professor Paul Prior, English & Center for Writing Studies
Monday February 20, 2017
4:00 – 5:00pm
335 Grainger Library
Drawing on research and reflections from the SIIP project this year on improving the writing skills of undergraduate engineering students, this seminar will first consider frameworks for designing tasks for engineering students that will support their development as writers in professional contexts. It will then introduce basic strategies for responding effectively and efficiently to the writing students do in their courses.
Paul Prior is a Professor of English and Professor and Director of the Center for Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, where he has led Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for faculty and graduate teaching assistants since 1992. His research explores academic writing processes, disciplinary genres, and multimodality. For further details, see his webpage here.
This talk is part of the Strategic Instructional Innovations Program project: Improving the Writing Skills of Undergraduate Students: Identifying Common Challenges and Scalable Solutions. Team members are Julie Zilles, John Popovics (CEE), Lance Cooper, Celia Elliott (Physics), Paul Prior and Nicole Turnipseed (Center for Writing Studies).