Welcome to the Advanced Writing website. Use this site to find syllabi, assignments, policies, and resources for teaching UMass Dartmouth's ENL 200-level writing courses.
On the top menu bar, you will find links to each of the department's 200-level writing courses. The homepage is a blogroll about teaching writing. Use the "Categories" below to access the blogroll by course.
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Category Archives: In-class activities
Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only asking well-designed ones, but ones that will also lead … Continue reading
Bloom’s Taxonomy. This webpage gives a nice overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification system that describes intellectual Behavior. And, this website includes a new version of the taxonomy, which uses verbs (rather than nouns) to describe levels of learning. As … Continue reading
Have your students check out the Guide to Academic Reading for managing and comprehending their reading assignments. Have students try out the five different note-taking strategies and other tips for reading difficult texts.
via 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia. Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions, and not only … Continue reading
An article in the Atlantic Monthly by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, about how we definitions of poverty in America. In this article she discusses the tragectory from President Johnson’s “War on Poverty” … Continue reading
Modeling Effective Teaching Techniques. Watch the video for several techniques that you can use to engage learners mentally and to lead class discussions.
CHART OF THE DAY: How Technology Has Changed In The Last 8 Years – Business Insider. A very interesting chart that shows changes in consumer electronics since 2005. Share this chart with students in ENL266 to talk about iFixit and … Continue reading
Improve Your PowerPoint Design with One Simple Rule | Faculty Focus. We’ve all heard the expressions “Death by PowerPoint” and “PowerPoint-induced coma.” I think we’d all agree that most of PowerPoints stink. Yet after sitting through presentation after presentation that … Continue reading
From the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Iowa State University: Leading Classroom Discussion.
BBC – Podcasts and Downloads – More or Less: Behind the Stats. Tim Harford investigates numbers in the news. Numbers are used in every area of public debate. But are they always reliable? Tim and the More or Less team … Continue reading