Friday, April 6, 2007
Professor Michael Higdon, at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, has written a very useful article that will help legal writing professors understand and remember the most important techniques for effectively critiquing students' papers: From Simon Cowell to Tim Gunn: What Reality Television Can Teach Us about How to Critique Our Students' Work Effectively. The beauty of Higdon's article is that he provides vivid examples from this popular TV genre for each critiquing technique. Even if you try not to, you will invariably find yourself mentally visualizing each example, and these images will be easy to recall as you work through that last big end-of-the-semester stack of papers. You can download the article free of charge at SSRN.