This handout I made in sheer frustration after hearing the same complaints about thesis formulation over and over again from my students. I’ve learned in my previous experience that when I use more meaningful issues for thesis examples, students tend to focus on content and not form. Here I’ve modeled different kinds of thesis framing for them using the very […]
This handout is a counterargument explanation sheet using the example of trying to persuade your loved ones that your bad boyfriend is not so bad. I often teach this handout in conjunction with the chapter “Skeptics May Object” from Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say / I Say. Feature image by Sarah Cervantes on Unsplash
There’s a lot of talk in teaching circles about feedback—how to give an appropriate amount that doesn’t overwhelm the student (or the teacher’s workload) and balances praise and constructive criticism. Finding praise is, of course, characterized by its very verb as the part where you have to strain yourself, what you include to soften the blow your critique.