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Winter Institute for Teaching with Writing, Session II: Working with Graduate Students

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Teaching Data Visualization and Communication: Do you struggle to teach your students how to best graph and visualize their data and then present their data? Join us for a one-hour workshop focused on helping students grasp principles of graphic design, data visualization (graphing and figure preparation), and effective slides for polished, persuasive presentations. After attending this workshop, you will have a clear set of expectations to share with your students on what makes for effective data visualization and presentation slides.

Working with Multilingual Graduate Student Writers: Multilingual writers—those who speak and write in English in addition to their primary language—are an enormously valuable addition to any department or research team. Like students whose primary language is English, multilingual graduate students continue to expand their written fluency and mastery of disciplinary conventions as they move through their programs. However, advisors and instructors are sometimes unsure how to best support these students or respond to some of the language and grammar choices they make while writing for academic purposes. Join us for an overview of strategies and resources for reading and responding to writing by multilingual graduate students.

This is the second of two sessions offered by the Institute for Teaching with Writing. Session I, from 10 a.m. to noon on the same day, Jan. 10, focuses on developing writing assignments that take a creative approach to promoting student learning and thinking. Participants can register for one or both sessions here.

Sponsored by the Writing Center, the Hanson Center for Communication, the Frank Business Communication Center, the Center for Teaching, the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Rhetoric, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at (319)335-0188 or deirdre-egan@uiowa.edu