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All Hands on Deck: Maximizing Existing Resources to Improve Students’ Basic Writing Skills

AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, January 2011

8 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2013  

Cassandra Louise Hill

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

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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Hill, Cassandra Louise, All Hands on Deck: Maximizing Existing Resources to Improve Students’ Basic Writing Skills (August 1, 2010). AALS Section on Teaching Methods Newsletter, January 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2221607

Cassandra Hill (Contact Author)

Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law ( email )

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