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Teaching Writing Workshop Series

The Writing Studio aims to support the teaching of writing across the disciplines at Vanderbilt and to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about writing pedagogy. Over the course of the academic year, the Writing Studio leads a series of faculty workshops focused on different aspects of teaching writing.

Workshops provide participants with current research, strategies for best practices, and a forum for discussing how these approaches might be adapted to teaching writing in their disciplines. The Teaching Writing Workshop Series is open to all writing instructors.


Fall 2018

Fostering Writing and Collaboration in the Classroom

Wednesday 19 September | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

1801 Edgehill Avenue, Yamada Conference Room

This workshop stems from the theories and practices of active and collaborative learning. Participants will learn about and practice techniques they can employ in their own classrooms to get students brainstorming, writing, revising, and working together on both individual and collaborative projects.


Responding to Student Writing

Tuesday 30 October 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

1801 Edgehill Avenue, Yamada Conference Room

In this workshop, participants will explore some best practices for responding to their students’ writing. We will discuss effective and generative ways of providing feedback in-person through conferences as well as through written feedback. Let us know you’re coming!


The Craft of Argument

Wednesday 12 December 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

1801 Edgehill Avenue, Curb Center Workshop Space

In preparation for spring courses, we will examine the structure and logic of sample arguments in order to consider how we might better help our students argue effectively within our own academic disciplines. Let us know you’re coming!


For more information, contact Megan Minarich, Academic Support Coordinator and Series Facilitator, at