The Art of Learning: House of Cards or Bricks?

Des Moines, IA US
October 23, 2018



This course is open to DMU students only. Registration is not necessary. 


Do you want to know how to write a quality essay?  Have you been told you could use some supports in writing? Come build an essay on a house, which will not come tumbling down.


  • Discuss thesis statements
  • Build an outline/house for an essay 
  • Create topic sentences to support their structure 
  • Write a conclusion to complete their essay 


Alecia M. Gardner, MEd, MAT
Educational and Accommodations Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, Des Moines University

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/23/2018 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/23/2018 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Library, CTL Hub
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1445

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.



Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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