Teaching History @ York: Winter TA Day – Teaching Students to Write Research Papers

Winter TA Day poster IMAGEOn Monday January 13th Teaching History at York (TH@Y) is hosting its first workshop of the winter term. This workshop is focused on preparing students for the large research papers and writing projects that are common to the second term of the academic year. Guest speakers and fellow TAs will be leading group discussions related to:

  • Teaching Students Effective Research Skills
  • Teaching Students to Develop Thesis Statements and Outlines
  • Teaching Proper Citation Methods
  • Getting Students to Edit/Giving Meaningful Feedback

We hope as many people as possible will be able to attend and share their experiences and pedagogical approaches to teaching research skills and academic writing. We also hope that faculty will be able to attend and offer further insight into the rationale behind their writing assignments and the skill sets we wish to develop in our undergraduate students.

Attendance at TH@Y events also counts towards completion of the TH@Y Teaching Certificate, a professional development certificate that recognizes an ongoing commitment to skill development in classroom instruction. The certificate is recognized by the Graduate History Department and is a nice addition to your teaching portfolio.

WHAT: TH@Y Term Paper Development Workshop

WHEN: Monday January 13, 2014 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

WHERE: Vari Hall 2183 (History Common Room)

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided for attendees

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