“ I find that the most difficult aspect of Type Three and Type Four writing is selecting FCAs that are not too hard, too broad or, conversely, too trivial. Any help?”

By John Collins, Ed.D, Founder and Managing Director, Collins Education Associates Selecting Focus Correction Areas is part of the art of teaching—a careful mix of high standards, clear expectations, and knowledge of individual student’s strengths and weaknesses. These are the decisions that make teaching frustrating and fun. Here are some helpful guidelines: Always begin with a […]

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What’s your favorite Focus Correction Area (FCA)?

By John Collins, Ed.D, Founder and Managing Director, Collins Education Associates Question: You have spent your life talking about Focus Correction Areas (FCAs). Do you have a favorite FCA? Response: My first guideline when thinking about what to evaluate in a paper is to start with content. What does the paper say? I’ve found that one […]

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