Organization & Structure
Topic Sentences and Coherence
This activity invites students to conduct a close analysis of the topic sentences in a published work and then apply their observations to their own drafts.
This multi-step activity asks students to analyze and discuss the rhetorical structure of sample essays to help them preparing for drafting their own essay.
Honing Topic Sentences
This variation of thesis-speed-dating asks students to peer edit topic sentences in a round-robin style, helping them better understand the structure and function of effective topic sentences.
Reverse Outlining Lunsford Presentations
This activity combines both synchronous and asynchronous elements to offer students the opportunity to work closely with samples as a way of thinking through the rhetorical opportunities available to them for their own final presentations. It uses VideoAnt for presentation annotations.
Moving beyond Transition Words
This activity helps students focus on the importance and power of effective transitions by asking them to re-connect paragraphs from a published article that have been cut into separate pieces.