Teaching Tips: Secrets to Making Major Assignments

As I said last week, I’m doing a series of posts that I hope will help new teachers and that will show students some of the tricks of the trade so that they can maybe figure out how to work with teachers and do well in “the system.” This week’s post discusses how to craft major assignments (as if you couldn’t tell by the title).

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Write This Down: How to Take Notes the 4.0 GPA Way

Note taking is one of the most important skills that you can have when trying to obtain a 4.0 GPA or when trying to improve your current GPA. I’m not sure why, but students are just expected to know how to take notes when they arrive at college. There’s no orientation on the subject, there’s no class. It’s a situation of *poof* here’s your instructor. Now, start writing. Here are my secrets to taking good, reliable class notes.

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