Off to a Good Start: Developing Writing and Critical Thinking Skills in Agri-business 101

Presenter: Lynn Hamilton, California Polytechnic State University


Abstract: Agribusiness 101 has typically been a principle of agribusiness course, taught primarily with lectures and assessed via midterms, quizzes, and finals. We have recently created a series of writing assignments on agribusiness topics to encourage students to improve their writing skills, and to allow students to receive feedback early on in their college careers regarding their writing abilities.