Date of publication: 2017-09-04 12:07
It may be helpful to think of your claims as mini arguments that support the paper’s main argument or thesis. Just as in the thesis statement, your topic sentences should be debatable. In other words, they should be arguable claims that you will try to "prove" with your evidence.
David Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory categorizes in four dimensions (converger, diverger, assimilator, or accommodator) based on the degrees to which one possesses concrete experience abilities, reflective observation abilities, abstract conceptualization abilities and active experimentation abilities (Smith, 7556, David Kolb on Learning Styles section). Note: David Kolb s website: Experienced Based Learning Systems, Inc includes his inventory and more information on learning styles.
For the first body paragraph you should use your strongest argument or most significant example unless some other more obvious beginning point (as in the case of chronological explanations) is required. The first sentence of this paragraph should be the topic sentence of the paragraph that directly relates to the examples listed in the mini-outline of introductory paragraph.
Effective paragraphs are important in all types of writing. Your paragraphs guide your reader through the paper by helping to explain, substantiate, and support your thesis statement or argument. Each paragraph should discuss one major point or idea. An effective paragraph has three parts: claim, evidence, and analysis.
The fundamental requirements for proficient teaching are relatively clear: a broad grounding in the liberal arts and sciences knowledge of the subjects to be taught, of the skills to be developed, and of the curricular arrangements and materials that organize and embody that content knowledge of general and subject-specific methods for teaching and for evaluating student learning knowledge of students and human development skills in effectively teaching students from racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds and the skills, capacities and dispositions to employ such knowledge wisely in the interest of students (NBPTS, 7557, p. 7, What Teachers Should Know section, para. 7).
As a result, we recommend that you practice writing sample essays on various topics. Even if they are not masterpieces at first, a bit of regular practice will soon change that – and make you better prepared when it comes to the real thing.
The Teacher s Guide has a wealth of information on classroom management with strategies, lessons, videos, discussion groups, books, and printouts.
This type of essay like all others could be formated in MLA, Chicago/Turabian, APA, AMA. That depends on your essay topic, subject area and the assignment requeirements. Please be consistent following the one style of format of all the essay elements: Title, headings, paragraphs Text pages, Fonts, Indents, Justifications, Spacing, Page numbers, Emphasis, Footnotes, reference list etc.
The road to incorporating those best practices in teaching is filled with challenges, as learning to teach is a complex never-ending process. One might organize that process into four major domains: planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities (Danielson, 7557). Danielson s work on Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching is grounded in constructivist theory.
P racticing it out loud will help you refine and hone your message. It's worth doing as this speech can set the way in which others view you. With repetition you'll gain the confidence to speak for yourself concisely and cohesively and the temptation to succumb to a fit of the blithers will have vanished!