The Graduate Adviser
Why an endlessly specialized, unsequenced mix of graduate courses doesn’t work.
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So students "never read the syllabus"? Here are ways to ensure they do.
- The 3 Essential Functions of Your Syllabus, Part 1
- Waiting for Us to Notice Them
- Educating Minds Online
- Is Practice Overrated?
- Stop Blaming Students for Your Listless Classroom
- How Students Learn From Games
- Being Nehru for 2 Days
- Top 10 Books on Teaching
How do you become competent at first-person writing?
- Presenting Without a Net
- Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Writers
- 'It's Really Good, but ...'
- The Habits of Highly Productive Writers
- Write a Book and Become an Employee of Your Former Self
- Now I'm a Needy Author
- Things You Should Know Before Publishing a Book
- What Writing and Running Have in Common
Latest Do-Your-Job-Better Columns
Do they have to whine about their grades?
Why do faculty members insist on rigid rules to prepare students for the "real" world when that world is characterized by accommodation?
- Advice for New Community-College Presidents, Part 2
- My Lab Makes Me Sick
- How Do You Talk Shop When You're Shuttling Between Campuses?
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