Category: Teaching

A Revised Job Talk Talk

Last year I gave a presentation to our PhD students about what the job talk is, what it is for, and best practices. Today, I’m giving the same talk again, and have updated the slides a bit. You can see the new version here (PDF). As before, can’t get all of the nuances, but you […]

Wikis as Reading Tools

A common problem in teaching advanced undergraduates is helping students to draw broader theoretical and conceptual lessons from the readings that they do. In the past, I have especially struggled in seminar-style courses, where I presume that students come to class having done the reading and ready to discuss it. Why were students having such […]