How can we help students gain confidence in their ability to write an effective argument?

With guidance in identifying the elements of argument and repeated practice, most students learn to read texts in new ways, to write rhetorical analyses, and to construct convincing arguments.

What are the best and worst writing assignments you've ever been given by a teacher?

Requiring multiple drafts ensures that students write over time, not at the last minute, which results in better papers.

When faculty members sit down and discuss problems in teaching, one of the biggest headaches seems to be how to stimulate discussion in classes and seminars.

How do we transform leaden argument into golden insight?