Using Technology for Integrating and Grading Diverse Writing Styles in a Large Writing: Intensive Introductory Environmental Science Course

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CONFERENCE: Conference on University Education in Natural Resources

Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, Vol: 12, Issue: 1, Page: 34

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Harrison, Robert Boyd; Adams, A. B.; Strahm, Brian; Liddell, Beth; Costanzo, Angela; Sucre, Eric; Forcier, Julie; Petersen, Kyle; Johnson, Nick
Education; Life Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Introduction to Environmental Science, ESC110, is one of the most popular courses taught at the University of Washington, with about 2000 students annually. Besides lectures and exams, course requirements include producing a large group project, individual-student peer review of the group project, rewrites and participation in an online discussion list. All of these assignments are organized and published on the internet. Grading of material is done directly from the published material, with grades and feedback also published on the internet. Students are encouraged to rewrite and improve their writing for higher grades.