The week after next, I'll be holding individual conferences for the two sections of my composition/argument class. In order to fit all of the students in (leaving time open for classes and all of my meetings for the ongoing college crisis), I've had to set the student conferences at just 15 minutes.
In the past, I have always allotted 20 minutes for conferences, and even 20 minutes often seemed too short.
I'm sure I need to approach the conferences a bit differently than I usually do in order to bang them out in 14-15 minutes. Before each student arrives, I will have read the first three pages of his or her research paper and an outline of the entire paper. I'll write some written feedback beforehand that students will be able to take with them.
For those of you who are good at finishing one-on-one writing conferences in 15 minutes or less, please give me some advice!