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Friday, August 17

Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

  • ZSR Library, Special Collections & Archives Research Room (Room 625)
    Wake Forest University faculty have research responsibilities beyond the classroom. This exhibit will provide an introduction to the wide range of WFU faculty expertise and experience in their areas of research. Different disciplines ranging from anthropology, chemistry, and history will be presented in the exhibit. thefocus will include primary sources and 3-dimensional objects, research notes as an effort to provide context and connection, and the final results--whether peer-reviewed publications, presentations, or other modes of access. Come see the Wake Forest impact on the world, all in Special Collections & Archives, Room 625, ZSR Library.
  • ZSR Library, 665
    This is the second part of a two-part workshop, started in May, on supporting students’ writing in your First-Year Seminar (FYS). (Participants need not have attended the May workshop to benefit from this one!) Drawing on research and best practices in writing studies, this workshop will offer tools for FYS instructors to plan for their writing assignments and feedback strategies for a new or existing FYS. Specific questions we'll consider in this workshop: What are best practices for designing writing prompts that students find clear, concise, and rewarding? What kinds of feedback do students find most useful, and how can we encourage them to use our feedback in reflective ways? What are the most (and least) productive ways to respond to students’ grammatical errors? What are some strategies for grading papers fairly and constructively? The workshop is designed for you-whether you are new to FYS, putting together a new course, or a veteran instructor looking to refine your practices. Participants will receive a copy of Nancy Sommers’ book, Responding to Student Writers. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their FYS syllabus and assignment descriptions, as time will be allotted to share and workshop ideas. This workshop is offered by the Writing Program of Wake Forest University. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for this event.