School Stuff: Thesis Workshops
I always like to run a thesis workshop so that when my students begin writing their essay, they have already received some feedback as to how they could expand their ideas. Hopefully, they also get some feedback which complicates their ideas and makes them consider something they haven’t already considered.
Normally, I have students write their thesis on the top of a sheet of paper and then pass it around the room, and everyone writes a question or statement of feedback.
I’m thinking of running my next thesis workshop like speed dating instead. Half of my class will sit and the other half will move every 8 minutes. So every student will spend 8 minutes commenting on a thesis and having someone else commenting on his or hers.
Sound good? Any suggestions?
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- nursingmymind answered: Oh man, I wish that someone had thought of this during one of my lit classes. Love the speed dating idea!
- puzzlingcreativity answered: This sounds awesome. Students definitely need all the time they can get, especially with peer review, about what a thesis actually is.
- amys-alpaca-farm answered: I like the speed dating idea better. If you do the pass-around-paper idea, maybe do it anonymously? Watch out for troll answers.
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