Lisa Sperber

- UC Davis University Writing Program

Lisa Sperber is a lecturer in the UC Davis University Writing Program where she teaches professional writing. Her teaching and scholarly interests include contract grading, transfer, and WAC. She is the co-editor of Teachers on the Edge: The WOE Interviews: 1989-2017 (Routledge). Her co-authored work on graduate writing consultations recently appeared in Praxis.


Contract Grading – So Your Instructor is Using Contract Grading…

Educational psychologists have shown that grades can undermine student engagement with their own work, making them more focused on grades than on learning (Kohn 29). As a result, students are often more concerned with how to get an “A” than how to write effectively for different audiences, purposes