A key challenge for students, especially for students taking your courses for the first time, is figuring out what exactly you expect from your writing assignments. What seems obvious or intuitive to us is often not to new students. What we think “every sophomore at North Park should already know about writing” may not be … More How do they know what you want?
Student learning is improved when there is a palpable and practiced sense of classroom community among the students and professor. There is no one model for what this community looks like: for one class it involves friendly competition, for another, frequent group projects, for a third it involves collaborating on revising drafts of writing assignments. … More How do you build classroom community?