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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


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