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Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101

Help prepare students for a productive research strategy by demonstrating the differences between poplar and scholarly sources. Okay, think fast. How do you tell the difference between popular and scholarly sources? Maybe a little list runs through your head, like this: Is …

Midterm Grades: How Do They Help?

It’s that time of year, again, when you’re probably considering – or have completed – the practice of submitting midterm grades. If you are still on the fence of whether or not to do midterm grades, then here are a few points …
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Teaching Through Conferences

Teaching through conferences It’s a practical reality that English composition teachers have to instruct the group as a whole. Especially in the freshman and sophomore courses, there are required elements that we all have to cover, like the rhetorical analysis of an …
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Handling Grammar and Usage in Papers

Indiana-Purdue Univ. English Instructor, Louisa Danielson shares her strategy for establishing language rules early in the semester and stem the tide of common grammatical errors. At the beginning of the semester, you never know what the range of grammar efficiency is that you will …
student evaluations
Student Evaluations Can be Helpful: And Here’s How
online students
Empathizing with your Online Students
Popular vs. Scholarly Sources 101
Social Justice
Mere Education