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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

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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Date posted: February 22, 2013  

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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

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Cassandra Louise Hill (Contact Author)
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law ( email )
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
United States
713-313-1190 (Phone)
713-313-1049 (Fax)
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