Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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Insight from a Colleague

Mona Schatz of Social Work uses a rubric based on Bloom's taxonomy "pretty religiously" because it helps her avoid her biases. Keeping the rubric in mind as she designs her assignments helps her move from objectives in the assignment to criteria on the rubric. And, she notes, she writes on both the papers and the rubrics. She uses the margins of the papers to note points students miss or to help students further explore a line of thinking. She writes her summary comment on the rubric sheet so that she can consider both the depth and breadth of their work.