Download Writing Intensive Booklet

Below are the material that we use with the TA Orientation, with the purpose of familiarizing incoming graduate students to the teaching environment of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota.  The orientation lasts for 2 weeks prior to the start of each Fall Semester.

These material are the ones used for the 2002-2003 academic year..

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Writing Intensive Booklet (.pdf)

Material on grading laboratory reports in accordance to the Writing Intensive nature of the introductory physics course.   Based on material developed by Dr. Kastman-Breuch of the Department of Rhetoric, University of Minnesota.

  1. Introduction & Examples (741 kb)
  2. Evaluation Criteria (697 kb)
  3. Writing Support & Resources (482 kb)
  4. Sample of Different Student Reports (782 kb)
  5. Sample of Progression from One Student (770 kb)