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A. General resources for teaching in general, teaching theory, Open Education Resources (OER), etc. are listed below and may be scrolled through.

B. Topic-specific resources on the Teaching Commons website can be discovered in two ways:

1. By searching a specific term or tag using the “Search Teaching Commons” box at the bottom of the left-hand column.

2. By browsing the items posted (in chronological order) in the sub-categories listed on the left: 

Resources for Assignments Based on Peer-Reviewed Articles

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When you assign work based on peer-reviewed articles, it is helpful to give your students some specific direction because -- especially in first year --  they may have no idea how to proceed.

A. Starter Questions

Some questions your students may need answers to before they can even begin your assignment are the following:

Contribute Field/Work-Specific Words to the OED

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"Words at Work" (post and fillable form) is an outreach by the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) for "words, phrases, and expressions particular to your workplace."

  • As a once and future lexicographer, I know how essential such contributions are to building a viable corpus and so would encourage everyone to contribute their terms.

The online, fillable "Which Words Do You Use at Work?" form asks for the following information: 

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