|Dr. Mark Kyburz
|Wednesday, 5 June 2024
|Supervise & Assess Fairly and Efficiently
Supervising and assessing student writing (e.g. seminar papers, bachelor's and master's theses, PhD dissertations) can be challenging. While supervisors realise that students need support, their lack of experience or tools (or work pressures) may hamper the supervisor-student relationship. This workshop introduces various strategies (coaching techniques, academic writing resources, grading rubrics, etc.) to help supervisors cope effectively with the demands of their role. It also explores a related challenge: supervising and assessing students writing in English as a second language.
Teaching assistants, lecturers and other faculty interested in developing or expanding their ability to supervise and assess student writing.
is Team Leader English at the University of St. Gallen’s HSG Writing Lab (Centre for Academic Writing). He has almost 30 years of experience as an editor, translator and writing coach. Mark has taught academic and business writing for over 25 years at universities in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and West Africa. He has also run his own language agency (englishprojects.ch) since 1990 and has completed basic and further training in solution-focused coaching.
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