Creating Good Essay Questions in the Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences

Matthew Kruer, CTL Graduate Fellow, History

Tuesday, February 5 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 205

Summary: This workshop will consider the exercise of crafting questions for writing assignments. Generating prompts for papers and exams is a common aspect of teaching courses, and all instructors strive to elicit the most thoughtful, focused, and intellectually rigorous responses from their students. This workshop will foster a conversation about ways to formulate such questions. It will focus on identifying and articulating the instructor’s pedagogical goals, communicating those goals to students, and achieving them through well-formed questions.

All graduate students are welcome. This event focuses on written questions, and may be most useful to students in the humanities and social sciences. Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.