Discussion Sections

ISAs are asked to assist with course Discussion Sections to introduce and/or recap important concepts with students. The planning and coverage of these Discussions will likely change from term to term and professor to professor. Nevertheless, here are some general tips to approach these sessions:

Discussion Sections

Always consult with the instructor leading the session what they'd like you to do. Sometimes they may request assistance with a presentation, other times they may asking you to answer student questions. They may even ask you to focus on your own work until they need any help. Always ask them initially to see what they'd like from you.

Check the course calendar before the session to see what modules and concepts the students are learning about at the moment in order to be best prepared for the discussion sections.

Stay for 10-15 minutes after the session to answer student questions and concerns.

Depending on your age, the students may be as close to a year younger than you. Make an effort to maintain good professionalism in your interactions.


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