Stock Your Cupboards: Guides to teaching effectively and efficiently

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Home made jamAs an academic writer, you are teaching and learning all the time. You learn from other scholars in your research; you teach your strategies for effective writing in the Writing Club or other context.

Teaching an academic course is probably also part of your life. It may be far in the future, or a current source of anxiety. Novice or master, it is time to stock your cupboards! Get some fresh new things, review your staples, and check out some cookbooks and tools!

As we have said before, effective teaching is usually more efficient teaching. (see newsletters That leaves more time and focus available for the main work in Academic Ladder: productive academic writing.

Last month’s newsletter, Clean Your Tools,
( was a review of useful books on academic writing. Now we present a guide to resources about college teaching.

Tools: an unexpected use for an old tool

You may not anticipate our first tool, though it is central to our recommendations on academic writing. …..that very same kitchen timer! Maybe you already use a manual or online timer for accomplishing brief, regular writing sessions. Why not do class prep the same way?

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**Warning: Shameless Plug Alert:

Join the Academic Writing Club. It will give you the ongoing encouragement, gentle nudges, and a group of supportive colleagues to help you get clear that You are the experiment, and your behavior is the data. Joining the writing club will help you get real about your work and get on with it.

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