Mapping the Conversation
In this activity, students put three texts in conversation through using a creative activity involving different colored post-it notes.
This asynchronous activity asks students to reconceive the sources they have gathered for their Texts in Conversation assignment (T.i.C.) as “ingredients” and explain how they will combine them in order to develop a deeper understanding of their research topics.
This asynchronous workshop contains a set of activities designed to help students synthesize the conversation between the sources they are examining in their Texts in Conversation essay. It invites them to move through a variety of different activities, including a map, a dinner table conversation scenario, and a mad-lib style exercise.
This activity prepares students for the Texts in Conversation assignment by inviting them to practice critical reading, summary skills, and rhetorical strategies through creating summaries of an academic article for different audiences.
Searching for BEAM (Background, Exhibit, Argument, and Method) to Guide Research
This activity, derived from Joseph Bizup, teaches research by helping students understand their sources through a rhetorical framework.
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