The Elevator Pitch with Peer Response
This activity helps students continue to develop their focus and argument for their RBAs. It is intended to show students that research is an ongoing process.
This speaking activity asks students to rehearse and revise their delivery of a short piece to better understand how emphasis can be used as a rhetorical strategy.
Presentation Genre Game
In this game, students practice presenting key aspects of their presentation, using different public speaking genres.
Research Challenge Presentation
This exercise involves a brief semi-formal presentation of the 'research challenge" that each student faces in completing the RBA. Students talk and guide discussion for 5 to 7 minutes. They must prepare a one page handout to frame the discussion. The goal is to get the class involved in the research project and solicit feedback.
Online Research Mixer
Instructors designed an online workshop (research mixer) between freshmen composition students at Stanford University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The session lasts for 60 minutes including the introduction, peer-reviewing, and closing remarks. During the session, students will get the opportunity to introduce their research projects and provide and receive feedback on their drafts.