I have been a Writing and Communication Studies instructor at the University level for the past 5 years. I teach many subjects including public speaking, critical thinking, and essay writing. In the classroom I stress engagement in the material and try to make the subjects relevant to the students in this media driven society. Part of my teaching methods also includes conferencing and one-on-one instruction with individual students. In conferencing students and I discussion the paper topic to generate ideas, work on building outlines to help with the organization of an essay or speech and ultimately write and edit the final work. I have worked with a diverse population of students with all writing backgrounds and find there is no such thing as a bad writer. There are ways of communicating more effectively however!
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