On Planning and Teaching your First Year Seminar

In the pages linked to the panel on the left, you will find tips on planning and teaching your First Year Seminar.  Most of the material involves the writing and speaking goal, because writing and speaking are what all the seminars have in common.  

That said, we expect that different topics, and different ways of teaching, will entail a diversity of approaches.  If you are teaching a First Year Seminar, you are free to teach writing and speaking as you see fit; please remember that the suggestions you find here are indeed suggestions, not requirements, for helping students to fulfill the learning goals of the course.