Monthly Archives: September 2018
Tips for writing a convincing thesis
Here is a blog I wrote for Times Higher Education on writing a convincing thesis.
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Learning to write is like learning to play tennis: written feedback is not always useful
Sometimes giving feedback on student writing is straightforward. They have missed something important, so we tell them what they didn’t know, or we tell them to do what they missed: for example, “criterion is singular and criteria plural”, or “You … Continue reading
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Why am I interested in learning about some things (movie history) but I couldn’t care less about other things (motorcycle engines)? If we can crack the secret of intellectual curiosity we can make our teaching engaging for any student.
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