Workshop "Organizing and maintaining peer-writing groups"
Peer-writing groups create collaboration, community, accountability, and ongoing momentum. One of the most valuable benefits of these groups is that writers gain insights into their own writing from peers across a variety of disciplines and/or research areas. Group discussions can enhance writers' awareness of texts and genre conventions and offer supportive motivation to continue writing. Writing groups can also be facilitated by writing instructors and writing support staff, who can offer additional expertise and insights as well as fostering in-depth discussions about various writing practices.
This workshop is intended to familiarize attendees with strategies that they can use to guide others in organizing successful, long-term writing groups. Participants will be introduced to strategies such as how to structure the work of a peer-writing group; what the roles of facilitators are; how to give feedback on writing in progress; and what tools can be used to foster the writing and revision processes. The workshop is open to writing instructors and writing center staff from both HSE and other Russian universities.
Speaker: Leslie Dupont, Ph.D., earned her degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English in 1999. She is also an experienced editor and writer, having published two textbooks on writing. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Leslie is especially suited to her roles as both a writing coach and an English Language Specialist to scholars and professionals across cultures and disciplines. Over the years, she has worked with populations from across disciplines, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities, and ages in both higher education and the private sector. At present, she works directly with students, staff, and faculty in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Leslie is experienced in individual, small-group, and large-group teaching and workshop contexts, both online and in person. She is strongly committed to inclusivity and individual empowerment. Through teaching and coaching, Leslie takes a strong mentoring approach, encouraging independence and confidence in writing.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: December 19, 17:30 - 19:30