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Ever thought about the positive impacts of tone in course outlines?

Diane Dechief and Véronique Brulé of the Office of Science Education have translated recent research into strategies for writing course outlines. Whether you teach courses that are in person, online, or blended, research demonstrates that writing your course outline with an open, warm tone can create greater course engagement and benefit students’ wellbeing.   

Read more before finalizing your next course outline!

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Associate Director, Faculty and Teaching Development, and Senior Academic Associate, at McGill's Teaching and Learning Services; former Senior Faculty Lecturer at the McGill Writing Centre; area of specialization: Second Language Education; loves teaching and learning!

(Photo credit: Owen Egan)

Associate Director, Faculty and Teaching Development, and Senior Academic Associate, at McGill's Teaching and Learning Services; former Senior Faculty Lecturer at the McGill Writing Centre; area of specialization: Second Language Education; loves teaching and learning! (Photo credit: Owen Egan)

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