How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy?

How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy?

How to Stay in Compliance

Informal writing assignments can be part of your strategy of frequent, low-stakes (FLS) grading. This approach incorporates many informal, low-pressure writing assignments that keep students engaged in the course materials and continually improving.

Find out how informal writing assignments can create a dialogue between the students and instructor, boost student confidence, and increase student motivation in How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy?

Learning goals

At the conclusion of this grading and feedback program, you will:

  • Understand how writing helps students learn
  • Know how to use informal writing as part of FLS grading strategy
  • Be familiar with available technologies and rubrics to grade/assess informal writing

Topics Covered

After watching this focused professional development program, you will understand how to:

  • Create informal writing assignments that align with overall course objectives
  • Use message boards as a versatile asynchronous tool
  • Lay out clear guidelines in terms of style, length, and organization of writing
  • Create quick rubrics for informal writing that demystify the grading process for the instructor and students

Instructors can use assessment as a feedback tool focused on student learning instead of as a pedagogical stick.†And more assignments doesnít have to mean more work for the instructor. Learning technologies can help in logistically deploying, gathering, and sharing studentsí writing assignments.

No matter what kind of course you teach, you can use different types of informal writing assignments for a variety of learning outcomes.

The presenter shares real-world examples of:

  • Options for different types of writing assignments
  • Sample topics from message boards and how students use them
  • Grading rubrics
  • Guidelines for primary posts on message boards

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Make this program available for ongoing training. Order the Campus Access License, and load the CD content onto your institutionís internal website for unlimited, convenient, on-demand access for all members of your campus community.

Order How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy? now and learn how writing informal assignments can boast students' confidence and motivation.

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