Improving Your Classroom Teaching

Author: Maryellen Weimer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803949768
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Using vivid examples, classroom strategies, teaching tips and feedback tools, this book demonstrates how to improve teaching skills. Weimer dissects the elements of good teaching - enthusiasm, organization, clarity, among others - and emphasizes that good teaching can come in a variety of guises.

Effective Committee Service

Author: Neil J. Smelser
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452253870
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Drawing on the author's extensive experience in the field, this book demystifies the committee. It explains how to get on certain committees and avoid others, how to get committee work done efficiently, how to ensure that your views are properly represented, how chairing a committee can help direct its outcome, and how to use committees to advance your academic career.

How to Make Effective Presentations

Author: Elizabeth P. Tierney
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803959576
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,Public speaking remains a nerve-racking experience for even the most frequent practitioners. This unique guide is written specifically for the needs of academic presenters; both teachers and students. It combines the principles of effective communication with practical suggestions for success in all types of academic presentation formats including lectures, papers, symposia, speeches, research proposals and conferences.

Successful Publishing in Scholarly Journals

Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803948372
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offering an insider's view of the subject, this practical guide demystifies the process of publishing in scholarly journals. The author explains how to increase the chances of having articles accepted, how to market published articles and how to achieve a consistent level of productive publishing.

Improving Writing Skills

Author: Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452254397
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This brief, practical guide illustrates the most common kinds of business correspondence that a university professor is required to produce and offers useful advice to make these communications as effective as possible. The author also offers general suggestions on effective writing, including brainstorming and collaborating, persuasion, outlining and revising, and designing documents.

Planning a Successful Conference

Author: Cynthia Winter
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452255083
Format: PDF, ePub
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This useful guide demystifies the conference process. The author, a professional meetings planner with 25 years experience, addresses all aspects of conference planning including: programme planning; budgeting; finding a location; advertising; and finding speakers and entertainment.

Coping with Faculty Stress

Author: Walter H. Gmelch
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452253889
Format: PDF, Docs
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This useful book outlines the chief forms and major causes of academic stress. Practical advice shows how to distinguish negative from positive stress and how to deal with negative stressors in life and at work. The book includes exercises to help the academic understand how stress affects him or her, as well as forms to help design programmes for coping with stress.

Tips for Improving Testing and Grading

Author: John C. Ory
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452253900
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using detailed examples, checklists and exercises, the authors show how to develop, use and grade classroom examinations. They provide a thorough, step-by-step discussion of general testing and grading issues, including: deciding on the content of an exam; assessing difficulty levels; writing different kinds of test items; scoring different test items; evaluating different subject areas; helping students review for an exam; and developing grading methods and strategies.

Convention survival techniques

Author: Louis R. Franzini
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803974142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why should you bother to attend your disciplinesÆ professional conventions? Convention Survival Techniques addresses the apprehensions that prevent students and professionals from attending meetings while suggesting strategies for maximizing the experience from learning what is happening in your field to meeting professional and social goals. Written with humor and warmth, the authors address such issues as mastering the convention program, convention session etiquette, expanding your professional network from peers to publishers, strategies for traveling within a budget, and successful poster and paper presentations. You will not only learn how to "survive" conventions, but to thrive at them.