Faculty Resources

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader.
Not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E.L. Doctorow

Dr. Matt Hollrah on Student Writing

There is always more than one way to accomplish a task:


Knowing faculty members are interested in ideas for rubrics Dr. Hollrah is sharing a few of his with you.

Researched Argument Rubric
    Researched Argument Evaluation Cover Sheet

General Rubric
    General Rubric Cover Sheet

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

Dr. Kenneth Kickham's Brain Dump

Begin with the assumption that students have completed the assigned reading and give them the first ten minutes or so of the class period to write everything they remember about the reading assignment. Collect the writings and give credit to everyone turning in a brain dump. Later, give them back their brain dumps before the exam for them to use as "cheat" sheets.

The "brain dumps" are worth 20 percent of their attendance or participation grade.

If you have a tip you'd like to share, contact Dr. Elaine Bartgis at ebartgis@uco.edu.