- Christy Friend
- Faculty Director,
Center for Teaching Excellence
- FEB 12
- Tues 2:00pm - 3:15pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Do your students struggle with papers, essay exams, and other writing assignments? Do you wish you had more strategies to help them produce clear, polished work? In this workshop, Christy Friend will discuss reasons why writing projects are so challenging for students and share some best practices for designing assignments, encouraging successful writing habits, and providing feedback to help students improve. The session will conclude with an informal question-and-answer session focused on specific writing issues workshop participants have encountered in their teaching.
About the Facilitator
Christy Friend is the newly appointed Faculty Director for the CTE and is an Associate Professor of English whose specialty areas include composition theory and pedagogy, rhetoric, and community literacy. She has worked in writing program administration at several institutions and most recently directed First-Year English at USC from 2008-2012. Christy has co-authored several writing textbooks, and is currently collaborating to revise the curriculum for the new Carolina Core general education requirements.