All Hands on Deck: Maximizing Existing Resources to Improve Students’ Basic Writing Skills
Cassandra Louise Hill
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law
August 1, 2010
AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, January 2011
This essay recognizes that students struggle with grammar and punctuation at law schools at every tier and employers constantly lament graduates’ writing abilities. I emphasize that, to achieve a level of mastery in law students’ writing and to make sure students are practice-ready, all law faculty must take an interest in bettering students’ written communication skills. I then describe the many teaching strategies adopted at TMSL to help students’ master grammar, punctuation, and style, such as a partnership with the English Department and use of online grammar exercises. Through this essay, I not only share my teaching expertise but also highlight the many innovative programs at TMSL.
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Date posted: February 22, 2013