Helping Students Think and Write

Helping students think critically and express themselves clearly is a primary goal of most faculty. One way to do this is through an assignment to review a book. Rob Weir, in his Career Advice column offers excellent guidelines for just such an assignment. With the many books relevant to the psychology of religion, Weir's guidance seems ripe for application in our classes. It helps students learn to analyze and synthesize information, and it does this by exposing them to additional information that is relevant to their course. Visit Weir's column and use it in class. Your students will thank you. At least, the ones who want to learn will thank you.

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