at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Molly E. Ubbesen is a dissertator in Rhetoric and Composition with a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, writing program administration, feminist and queer rhetorics, and disability studies. She currently serves as the English 101 Coordinator and enjoys training and mentoring teachers. Molly also enjoys teaching a variety of composition and rhetoric classes and tutoring at the writing center. Before teaching at the college level, she taught high school English in Milwaukee Public Schools.
There’s a lot of talk in teaching circles about feedback—how to give an appropriate amount that doesn’t overwhelm the student (or the teacher’s workload) and balances praise and constructive criticism. Finding praise is, of course, characterized by its very verb as the part where you have to strain yourself, what you include to soften the blow your critique.