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Examining unstated premises upon which a conclusion depends.
Annotated bibliography of web sites, books and articles for your further investigation.
A simple but powerful method enabling students to put their notes to many kinds of instructional use. (Described in 'Getting Students who Take Excellent Notes'.)
Not all students arrive on campus with well-structured studying habits. This handout provides them a simple system with which to get the most from their classes. (Described in 'Coaching Students how to Study'.)
Challenging our own assumptions about our students can help us better meet them where they are and give us the feedback we need to prevent frustration.
A few minutes telling your students how to study in science can make a world of difference. Here's what you can tell them.
How students think about "learning" when they arrive on campus, and what you can do in the classroom to help them think like a junior colleague.
Not all students arrive on campus knowing how to take effective class notes. A simple note-taking method can serve your students in many ways: for use as in-class notes, review, and high-quality exam preparation.
Understanding a problem means learning more about what is necessary and sufficient to solve it. This exercise gives students practice identifying those elements.
Directing students' attention to how an argument is constructed is critical to helping them assess arguments made by others and make better arguments, themselves.
Problem solving can leap too quickly to solution-finding, without enough attention paid to the nature of the problem. Here are some questions with which to slow things down.