Banishing the ‘red pen of death’ – Writing assessment to empower learning and growth
WSCUC Academic Renewal Conference
April 22-24, 2015
Date of Presentation
Writing rubrics often foster a mindset based on correction and fault-finding. This deficit approach may discourage students who have already had negative experiences with writing. We need to transform writing assessment to better align with the deep learning outcomes we value and with student engagement, persistence, and success. Together, we will build a better rubric.
Camfield, Eileen K. and McFall, Eileen E., "Banishing the ‘red pen of death’ – Writing assessment to empower learning and growth" (2015). University Writing Programs Staff Presentations. 31.