Students in FASS and FPA are evaluated on their writing, but very few of them arrive at Carleton knowing how to write a basic essay. At best they turn in five-paragraph essays and at worst their efforts are incoherent. To remedy this situation, Prof. Gregory MacIsaac has designed HUMS 1200 – Humanities and Classical Civilisation, the required first-year writing course in the Bachelor of Humanities program.

On Sept. 30, join Prof. MacIsaac as he shares the procedure he developed that has yielded very good results, which includes a five-step graduated assignment sequence, in-class group-work and an extensive writing guide. His aim is to help other departments implement or adapt his model to develop their own first-year writing courses.

The session runs from 12-1:30 p.m. in room 422 Dunton Tower. Space is limited, so please register here in advance.