Evaluating Student Writing

Winter 2013 GSI Teaching Orientation
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Materials Used During the Winter 2013 Session


U-M Resources for Teaching and Evaluating Writing
Information about the English Language Institute, the Sweetland Center for Writing, the office of Services for Students with Disabilities, and others.

Designing Writing Assignments


Designing Rubrics and Grading Standards
Tips and advice regarding the process of designing a rubric for grading student writing.

Rubric Examples
Examples of rubrics including a "grid rubric" and a "holistic rubric", among others.

Responding to Writing Assignments

Written Comments on Student Writing
Suggestions and best practices for offering written comments on student writing products.

Managing Your Time
Considerations for managing the intensive task of evaluating student writing.


Additional Resources

Fall 2012 Presentation
Slides used for the Fall 2012 GSITO session on Evaluating Student Writing.

Principles and Best Practices
General principles and best practices for giving feedback, grading, and managing your time.

Rhetorical Analysis
An example of a paper assignment, student product, and two different methods for providing feedback.