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Written for all types of ITA programsan independent study course, a brief workshop, or extensive trainingthis versatile text provides essential information for ITAs to develop strong teaching skills that ensure effective communication in the undergraduate classroom. The authors take the perspective that incoming ITAs are responsible for their own learning and teaching style. Each of the texts ten units includes work on English proficiency, teaching skills, and cultural awareness. Each unit centers around a common rhetorical teaching task in U.S. university classrooms: introducing oneself, introducing a syllabus, explaining a visual, defining a term, teaching a process, fielding questions, explaining complex topics at a basic level, presenting information over several class periods, and leading a discussion. Undergraduate textbook materials for fifteen academic fields are included in the appendix to provide ITAs with content relevant for practicing teaching and language skills. Because ITA programs vary in structure and number of training hours, the authors include a To the Instructor section, which is full of recommendations for the many ways the text can be used.... determinant discriminant distance formula distributive property division domain double negative property element of a set ... linear equation linear inequality logarithm logarithmic equation logarithmic function major axis of an ellipse midpoint ... function quotient rule radical radical equation radius rational exponent rational expression real number reduction root ... division third-order system trinomial two variables vertex of a parabola word problem zero exponent rule (Angel 1988)anbsp;...

Author:Janice A. Smith, Colleen M. Meyers, Amy J. Burkhalter
Publisher:Waveland Press - 2007-07-13


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