Wednesday, April 6 | 2:00 p.m. | LI 124 (the Faculty Development Center Conference Room)

“Using Scaffolding Assignments to Enhance Students’ Use of Research in Their Writing” — University Writing Center Director Dr. Tim Decker and Reference Librarian Molly Flaspohler. This session will discuss how smaller research assignments (“scaffolding assignments”) can help develop the skills students need to create larger, more involved research papers. We will discuss different types of activities and assignments that can serve as scaffolding. We will also discuss the process of developing writing assignments backwards, i.e., designing the most involved paper first and then developing activities that lead up to it. Feel free to bring your own research assignments to this session for discussion –whether they be for smaller or longer types of writing.