Shanon S. Taylor
College of Education, Dept. of Educational Specialties
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 299 - Reno, NV
phone: 775-784-4383 ext. 2030
Class times: EDU 203,
EDU 203, Wednesday; 1:00-3:45
CI 481/681, Thursday; 4:00-6:45
Other times by appointment - I prefer
to have the hour before classes to gather my materials so I can
be prepared to teach. Please avoid "dropping in" at those times.
Email is usually the best way to reach me.
PowerPoints by Chapter for EDU 203
Note to students (1/27/04) - The links have
These are the actual presentations that you can download if you
What is "person-first" language and why is it important?
What is APA
style and why should I care?
HELP! I need to do an observation and I don't know where to go!
Reflective paper? What does *that* mean?
Vita and Other
Page of personal interests
Powerpoint Presentations Created:
Newsworthy and Noteworthy
- current events in special education. I add news as I find it.
Links - a page of links for all disabling categories
(very useful for students in education) and other information
in special education, such as early intervention, places
to buy adaptive materials, and sites on adapting lessons.
Recommended Books on Teaching and Special Education
- these are the books that I have found useful, and could
not live without! Many of these go with me to schools,
and anything that is on this list, I have read. Contact me
if you need more specific information on one of the titles listed.
Literature review information - Are you doing your first lit review?
Or, have you done one, but didn't feel confident and would like some pointers?
I've gathered some websites, created mostly by writing centers at other
universities, that do an excellent job in outlining what you should include
in a strong lit review:
Psychology Writing Center, University of Washington
The Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Successful Lit Reviews, from the Dissertation Doctor
Main Dissertation Doctor site - http://www.dissertationdoctor.com/
Writing the Lit Review, University of Queensland
main site - PhD – First Thoughts to Finished
If you are a doc student and
feel you are in need of a little sympathy and support, there is a site for
you! The site is called PhinisheD,
and offers great suggestions and support for doc students at all stages of
their writing. There is even a place where you can outline exactly what you
plan to write that day, and compare notes at the end of the day with other
students. Best of all, everyone there can understand exactly what you are
going through, even if nobody else does!
updated: Mar. 4, 2004
Maintained by Shanon Taylor