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Instructor Examples

  • In both her PWR 1 and PWR 2 classes, Cassie Wright asks students to imitate different kinds of styles and then try to apply those styles to their own writing. Learn more by reading her "Copy & Compose" activity description. 
  • PWR instructor Jennifer Johnson encourages students to consider different ways to express ideas through a dynamic activity where she acts something out, and then students have to write down in only one sentence what they saw. The class compares responses and think about the role that style plays in capturing the moment. Learn about how Jennifer's class activity could be applied to either PWR 1 or 2 by reading her activity description, "The Linguistic Experiment." 

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