Using Office Hours Effectively
As the end of the semester approaches, TAs frequently find themselves balancing many competing demands. As students prepare for finals, TAs are often flooded with a higher volume of requests for office hours, study help, review sessions and the like. This comes on…
Making a Strong Start to a New Semester
The first few weeks of a semester usually set the pattern for the entire semester. Student quickly analyze a teacher’s attitude and style and, based on their previous experience and current observations, make judgments about their own role in the class and decisions about their level of…
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