Avoid using technical jargon when introducing new material to help students understand course content.

  • If technical vocabulary is necessary, be sure to give clear definitions.
  • If technical vocabulary is not necessary, we can consider it "technical jargon" and it is probably best avoided.
  • Undefined, technical jargon can make it difficult for students to understand the important content and may intimidate students.
  • Peer tutors can be helpful for explaining information to students in a more colloquial manner, such as reinforcing technical definitions.

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Interview with Nick Melnyk