Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

The argument against editing students’ drafts of written work

Posted 22 Jul 2017 / 0

The Chronicle of Higher Education “Why I Don’t Edit Their Rough Drafts” Over the past year, I have been entering a new phase of my teaching career. My home institution, Pratt Institute, has been undergoing a massive transformation of its general education curriculum. This transformation has triggered a variety of different modifications in who I teach and Read More

A Minor Post, General Education, Higher Education, Pratt Institute, Student Writing, Teaching

G. Kim Blank on making writing work better by eliminating the term paper

Posted 26 Nov 2012 / 0

The Chronicle of Higher Education “Let’s Kill the Term Paper” I have been experimenting for several years with various forms of “Reading Response Questions” that challenge students to either summarize or pull the most important ideas out of what they read. I agree wholeheartedly with Professor Blank that this is a far more valuable means Read More

A Minor Post, Articles, Assessment Methods, Student Writing, Teaching