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Brooks College Dean's Office
224 Lake Ontario Hall
Allendale, MI 49401

Teaching Collaborative Writing for Group Projects

Students are commonly asked across many departments and colleges at the university to work on teams to produce documents, yet often with little instruction on how to do so.

In order to support better student collaborative writing, this workshop will provide pedagogical strategies for teaching team-based writing projects in SWS. Topics will include:

  • Invention, revision, and editing practices for collaborative writing.
  • Organizational and communication strategies for effective team work.
  • Methods for evaluating student participation in collaborative projects.
  • Technologies to facilitate research and writing in group projects.

So come join us for the workshop, ask your questions about teaching collaborative writing, and share successful tips of your own which you might have. The workshop will be held on both the Pew and Allendale campuses:

  • Tuesday, November 11, 9-10 a.m. (DEV 115A)
  • Thursday, November 13, 9-10 a.m. (HRY 114)

Workshop Resources

UC Davis's Group Work and Collaborative Writing

Charlie Lowe's Project Log description and Project Peer Evaluation form

Penney Nichols-Whitehead's Grant Writing Project:

Google Docs

Workshop Presenters

  • Psychology: Penney Nichols-Whitehead
  • University Libraries: Sarah Beaubien & Emily Frigo
  • Writing: Charlie Lowe
  Last Modified Date: October 27, 2010
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