|Long answer / essay questions
||These long answers should be
FOCUSED: Your response should answer all parts of the question without a lot of random ideas which have little or nothing to do with the question.
STRUCTURED: You know the answer to the question but your ability to communicate that knowledge to your professor depends on how well you structure your answer.
DOCUMENTED: Contrary to the True/False or Multiple Choice Question, your essay answer must go beyond a simple statement of fact.
WELL PRESENTED: Students who do not use the accepted rules of English are often tought to be less competent or knowledgeable than those who do.
||Writing Seminars all focus on the skills necessary for effective critical reading and writing. Students, through practice and guidance, master essential strategies and techniques of academic inquiry and argument.
||Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which students team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of students discussing a lecture or students from different schools working together over the Internet on a shared assignment are both examples of collaborative learning.