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Skill Sets: Mercer Modules Instruction:

Each semester the Writing Program offers practice sessions in fundamental writing skills taught in conjunction with the WRT 490 preceptor training course.

This year's Skill Sets will cover the new Mercer Modules, instructional resources designed to support the teaching of each element of the Mercer Writing Core.

Participants receive instruction on each Core topic from the Writing Director and work with preceptors to apply what they're learning in collaborative activities.

Faculty may request documentation for those students who attend and may if they wish, offer extra credit points for attendance.

All Mercer writing students are encouraged to attend. Faculty are also welcome to sit in on these supplemental learning sessions.

FALL 2018 SKILL SETS SESSIONS

ALL SKILL SETS MEET IN WILLINGHAM 202 FROM 12:00 -- 12:50 P.M.

 

8/27 - Skill Set I: Module 1 - How to Develop an Effective Thesis 

                             Module 10 - How to Pre-Write, Draft, and Revise Effectively

9/5 - Skill Set 2: Module 2 - How to Structure an Argument

                             Module 3 - How to Structure a Paragraph

9/10: Skill Set 3: Module 4 - How to Make Effective Transitions

                              Module 7 - How to Paraphrase, Summarize, and Quote Responsibly

9/17: Skill Set 4: Module 5 - How to Write Effective Introductions

                              Module 6 - How to Write Effective Conclusions

9/24: Skill Set 5: Module 8: How to Write Clear, Concise Sentences Appropriate to Context

                              Module 9: How to Develop Facility with Purpose and Audience

 

GPS Genre Practice Sessions

The Writing Program also offers Genre Practice Sessions (GPS). These sessions introduce students to strategies for major genres of academic writing at Mercer including the argumentative/persuasive essay, the Great Books essay, and the research paper.

GPS sessions are keyed to chapters on teaching genre in the Mercer Modules' companion handbook, Writing In the Margin: A Practical Guide for Instructors and Embedded Tutors (available in pdf on the Writing site's Resources page soon).

Fall 2018 GPS (Genre Practice) Sessions

ALL GPS SESSIONS MEET IN WILLINGHAM 202 FROM 12:00 -- 12:50 P.M.

10/1: GPS 1 - Writing an Effective Personal Narrative or Reflection

10/8: GPS 2 - Writing an Effective Argumentative/Persuasive or Great Books Essay

10/15: GPS 3 - Writing an Effective Research Paper I (Planning and Pre-Writing) 

10/22: GPS 4 - Writing an Effective Research Paper II (Synthesizing Claims and Sources)

Coming Soon: Fall 2018 Drop-in-Day Tutorials Calendar

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