Tag Archives: Writing

Wikipedia Correction as Class Project

A significant body of research shows that students are more motivated, and do a better job researching and writing, if they do it for an “authentic audience.” As Derek Bruff, the  Director of Vanderbilt Center for Teaching explains: Sharing student … Continue reading

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CPR for Student Writing

Two tough teaching challenges often join forces: getting students to think critically and to write clearly. A teaching strategy that can help with both is student peer review, but it can too easily degenerate into mindless friendly A’s. Enter technology. … Continue reading

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Math and English Meet in the Classroom: Discuss

The Chronicle has published the first in a three-part series narrating the experience of an English professor (who is also dramaturg at the Folger Theatre) and a math professor in co-teaching a First Year seminar called “Mathematics and What it … Continue reading

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Faculty Learning Communities Off to a Great Start

This year SMU introduced a new kind of support for teaching excellence, the Faculty Learning Community.  These small interdisciplinary groups focus on a topic, study it together, and use their findings to enhance their own  classes.  In addition, the group … Continue reading

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Teaching With Blogs

When we assign our students to write things we usually think of traditional papers, but technology has provided us with opportunities for new media and new audiences.  Students can learn not only how to write better but also lessons about … Continue reading

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