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TA Skills and Tips

General TA Tips

What you'll do as a TA, and tips on how to be a great one

In the Classroom

Best practices from those who've done it
 
Planning is the key Facilitating LabsHow to make the lab a successful learning environment
 
Student-tested tips from our colleagues in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Grading

Create a plan to minimize conflict before, during, and after grading
 
How to use comments on student writing as a teaching opportunity
 
How to approach grading depending on the type of assignment
 
Different methods for testing your students, including grading tips for each approach
 
Use rubrics to set expectations and provide structured feedback
 
Coming Soon: Grading Problem Sets and Exams

Professional Skills

Learn how to use your TA experience to find future opportunities
 
Points to consider when writing letters of recommendation for your students