Refreshed my memory on some basic writing strategies. Gave me more confidence.
the openness and non-didactic nature of the workshop to be most helpful.
We're graduate students and we were treated as such. The leader did
a great job.
good to evaluate papers together and get validation that our comments/ideas
were on target. I found it very helpful to get ideas on what to evaluate
papers on (i.e., prioritizing comments), information on technical terms
and ideas on ways to comment.
think that I would enjoy the workshop, but it was really useful.
was very effective. I was able to write better comments on my papers
as a result. I was made aware of certain traps that graders might fall
into while grading papers that appear on the surface to be very good.
was hearing how to grade papers effectively and quickly while still
writing comments useful to the students.
very helpful. There's always the fear that I'm grading like a lunatic,
and to go through papers in this forum was helpful.
very helpful to be introduced to a system. Having a basis with which
to work will make my job easier.
compare our (the graders) expectations for student work
a great workshop. [The workshop leader] did a fantastic job of explaining
what writing instruction UVa students are given & helping us to
conceptualize & make concrete our expectations for different types
effective! Great atmosphere for open, sincere exchange of thoughts.
[Writing Workshops] required for all TA graders!