• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book is a course text for teaching assistants. It aims to help students make the transition into undergraduate level study. It is also a teaching and learning resource for students and tutors on undergraduate programs.

Preparing for Your Course
Preparing for your course

This chapter is based on the experiences of Alison and four other teaching assistants, Pam, Janet, Amanda and Dave. Overall, the aim is to look at issues that other teaching assistants have found useful to consider before they started a course. We start by revisiting some of the issues raised in the previous chapter; then we look at areas that will be helpful for you to consider before starting out. The final section looks at the experiences of Alison and Pam as they enter higher education. In this way we aim to bring you to the door of your first seminar or lecture.

The following are some of the key issues this chapter will raise:

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