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I Cannot Prepare Students to Write Their (History, Philosophy, Sociology, Poly Sci., etc…) Papers | Just Visiting | Inside Higher Ed

When faculty in other disciplines complain that students “can’t even write a decent sentence,” (likely true when looking at the actual assignments), the problem is not that students don’t know grammar and syntax, but because they are struggling badly with … Continue reading

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With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed

New study suggests that when it comes to writing assignments and instruction, quality — not quantity — matters most. Source: With writing, study finds, quality of assignment and instruction — not quantity — matters | Inside Higher Ed

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The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing – The Atlantic

A new movement strives for simplicity. Source: The Ig Nobel Prize and Other Efforts to Eradicate Complex Academic Writing – The Atlantic

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Infographic Resume on Behance

Source: Infographic Resume on Behance A great example of tailoring your resume to your audience and purpose.

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How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves | Vitae

Gauging their own progress by the end of the course may help them evaluate your teaching more accurately. Source: How, and Why, You Should Have Students Assess Themselves | Vitae

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The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

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3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Edutopia

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students’ brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write. Source: 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly | Edutopia

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia

Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom? Source: 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Edutopia

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Six Web-based tools and applications that can help you communicate visually

Check out these web-based visualization tools for communicating visual information online: Six Web-based tools and applications that can help you communicate visually.

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Today’s Lesson: Life in the Classroom Before Cellphones – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Although I had taught for more than 20 years, I didn’t realize that I had forgotten what it was like to teach in a classroom without cellphones until I came up with a plan to relive those halcyon days. It … Continue reading

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