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What can SLIS faculty do to help students succeed in their writing assignments? Here are 13 things, from designing clear assignments to setting student expectations to providing thoughtful, constructive feedback. For the companion handout, see http://www.slideshare.net/laurieputnam/helping-students-improve-their-writing.
Presented at the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science Faculty Institute, May 2010.
Slide 4 (tip #3): See A Brief Guide to Designing Essay Assignments from Harvard College (http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k24101&pageid=icb.page123718).
Slide 12: Thanks to Anthony Bernier for providing the Term Paper Checklist.
Slide 16 (tip #10): See A Brief Guide to Responding to Student Writing from Harvard College (http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k24101&pageid=icb.page123718).
Slide 17 (tip #11): See Praising, Questioning, Wishing: An Approach to Responding to Writing from Brian Slusher for the National Writing Project (http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2868).
And general thanks to Bill Burnette for ongoing advice and frequent reality checks.