• Christy Friend
  • Faculty Director,
    Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Details

  • Tuesday,
  • September 9, 2014
  • 2:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


When you comment on student papers, do you wonder whether you could be doing it more efficiently and effectively? Do you wish you knew what kinds of responses best help students to improve their work? In this interactive workshop, Christy Friend will share results from recent research exploring how college students make use of instructor feedback, then present concrete strategies for responding to papers in ways that encourage good writing habits and motivate students to improve. Participants will discuss and collaboratively craft a response to a sample student paper, and the session will conclude with an informal question-and-answer session focused on specific writing issues group members have encountered in their teaching.

About the Facilitator

Christy Friend is the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and a professor of English. She has worked in writing program administration at several institutions and most recently directed First-Year English at USC from 2008-2012. Christy has co-authored several writing textbooks, including The Scott, Foresman Handbook for Writers.


Beyond the Red Ink: Responding Effectively to Student Writing