Home Authors Posts by

Assistant Professor at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Scott May is an assistant professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. He is the lead academic advisor for the accelerated associate degree program and the coordinator of the English program’s writing consulting efforts for the Lafayette campus.

Is it Really All My Fault? Sharing on In-Class Discussions

I’ve become familiar with the resistance to classroom discussions, but, until recently, I always assumed good discussions were lacking because students are, generally speaking, lacking in “critical thinking.” But last week, something happened that made me reconsider.

Discover new resources...

literacy teaching higher education

Emailing in Academic Context

An assignment that asks students to compose several short versions of an email for different audiences and perform a brief analysis of the differences between the emails.

Evaluative Scavenger Hunt

One of the areas of writing I teach is evaluation.  Students learn that we make assessments based on quality, opposition, rankings or comparisons, and...
argumentative essay outline

Outlining Argumentative Essays

A useful handout that explains how to outline an essay. It draws on similar examples from my handout on Common Thesis Complaints.         Feature image by Andrew...