All Activities

Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Activities
Throught this activity, students work in pairs to explore and analyze artifacts related to Black women's natural hair, creating a stakeholder identity that they then use to comment on the image, both...
a pair of binoculars on a carpet
Library, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
Overview: Designed for PWR 2 students returning to research for the first time since PWR 1, this activity asks students to hunt for a diversity of sources and align them with the source types defined...
red wheelbarrow
PWR 1, PWR 2, Storytelling, Style, Activities
Overview: This playful activity invites students to experiment with style by creatively editing an existing draft. Author: Kiersten Jakobsen Activity name: “So much depends upon a red wheel barrow”...
Railroad Tracks
Activity Showcase, Genre/Modes, PWR 2, Week 8, News, Activities
Overview: This assignment invites students to choose the genre and the mode in which they’d like to communicate the argument made in their Research-Based Argument from PWR 2. Activity title: Writer’s...
PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Style, Activities
Overview: In this light-hearted activity, students take turns delivering the same short passage using a different (exaggerated) mode of oral or embodied delivery. Activity Title: "We Shall Overcome"...
Asynchronous Teaching, Genre/Modes, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
For this activity, students experiment with screencasting to develop a 1-minute screencast on a topic of their choosing; the class then gives and receives feedback on each others screencasts...
The musician, Weird Al, plays an accordion on stage.
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Activities
Overview: As a way of giving students practice in developing productive research questions along with enhancing their understanding of how research questions guide the initial research process, this...
Activities
Activity Name: National Day on Writing Hume Center Photo Caption Contest Activity Brief Description: National Day on Writing is Monday, October 20, and to recognize this auspicious event, the Hume...
students working in a group
Audience, PWR 1, PWR 2, TiC, Week 2, Week 3, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: 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...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, Rhetoric, Activities
This activity combines an initial asynchronous step with a follow-up engagement in real-time during class. It asks students to consider how different media aggregate their global development content...
A stack of newspapers rolled up.
PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Week 1, Activities
Overview: This activity is designed to introduce students to rhetorical analysis. It focuses on the visual rhetoric of advertisements. Activity title: Analyzing the Rhetoric of Newspaper...
Asynchronous Teaching, Presentations, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Activities
This fun, low-stakes activity combines an initial asynchronous step with a follow-up engagement in real-time during class. It invites students to start thinking about research topics, practice/...
Argument, Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Structure/Organization, Activities
in this asynchronous activity, students an excerpt from The Craft of Research and work through a series of prompts to outline their RBA argument and deeply engage with a counterargument. Activity...
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, Research, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This in-class exercise helps students to assess and identify different types of sources. It focuses considerable attention on visual signifiers that differentiate different types of sources...
Asynchronous Teaching, Peer Review, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Activities
Overview of the activity: This asynchronous activity allows students to peer review their RBA drafts by focusing on higher-order content (ideas, structure, flow, clarity). It gives students focused...
Asynchronous Teaching, Peer Review, PWR 2, RBA, Activities
This draft workshop offers a flexible framework for student collaboration and feedback and can be used for any kind of draft--whether that be an RBA draft, an ODR draft script, or an ODR rehearsal...
Cultural Rhetorics, Activities
Overview: Students (in small groups) pick any article from BBC Pidgin (a digital platform in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa) and translate it to be most appealing to their target...
Asynchronous Teaching, Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Revision, Rhetoric, Activities
Through this activity, students engage with problematic statements from a series of different artifacts as a way of analyzing how dominant cultural stereotypes infect everyday discourse, then...
students working in pairs from Jennifer Stonaker's 2015 PWR class
Audience, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Speaking Activities, Storytelling, Style, Activities
Overview: In this small group activity, students transition between storytelling technique and pitching their research projects, experimenting with ways to bridge the two genres. Author: Kevin...
Activity Showcase, News, Activities
Building on PWR’s exploration of cultural rhetorics during September Sessions, Program Meetings, and guest lectures this year, the Teaching and Tutoring Practices Committee is happy to showcase four...
students writing from John Peterson's 2014 PWR class
PWR 1, PWR 2, Storytelling, Style, Week 5, Week 6, Activities
Overview: This activity helps students experiment with ways they can use storytelling processes to help enrich academic writing. Author: Kim Savelson Activity name: Bringing Story IQ to Academic...
Community-building, PWR 1, PWR 2, Activities
This is an adapted version of the online game Spent , created by Games 4 Sustainability, for students to play as a group, to build a sense of the challenges facing people living in poverty. Activity...
Argument, Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, PWR 1, RA, TiC, Activities
Overview of the activity: This activity promotes students’ critical thinking of the revision process by asking them to act as both a “doubter” (critic) and “believer” (advocate) in the peer review...
Campus bulletin board with flyers from https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5265/5782114689_8d6e210ac4_b.jpg
PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: Designed for PWR 2 students, this activity asks them to draw on design principles from Robin Williams and Timothy Samara in a collaborative activity that moves them outside the classroom...
people brainstorming together
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Week 5, Week 6, Activities
Overview: This collaborative activity invites students to help their classmates to narrow and focus their research topics by taking turns contributing to a shared worksheet that asks them to engage...
A white whale swims through the ocean.
Activity Showcase, Structure/Organization, News, Activities
Overview: This activity has two main goals. The first is to situate conclusions as much more than afterthoughts in the writing process; it aims to cultivate rhetorical awareness of the moves that...
PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: This playful activity invites students to experiment with different types of style in their writing. Author: Cassie Wright Activity title: Copy and Compose Activity brief description: This...
question marks
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, TiC, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Activities
Overview: Through this activities, students examine what constitutes a strong research question and then, through peer workshopping, start to develop a question to guide their own project. Author:...
student speaking from Maxe Crandall's spring 2016 PWR class
Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Style, Activities
Overview: 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. Author: Shay Brawn...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, Peer Review, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
This activity mixes students across PWR 2 sections for presentation rehearsal. Each rehearsal session is facilitated by a PWR instructor or OCT, and has three students max. This format allows...
A field of green grass with a chalk white line drawn in the middle.
Activity Showcase, Cultural Rhetorics, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Week 2, News, Activities
Overview: This activity is a modified version of commonly-used “Crossing the Line” or “Beyond the Line” activity you may have previously experienced, notably in that it is rooted in the specific...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
This discussion-board-based activity helps students narrow down their final RBA research topic by encouraging students to collaborate with each other at the initial stage of conceiving of their RBA...
Asynchronous Teaching, Community-building, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
This activity combines an initial asynchronous step with a follow-up presentation activity in real-time during class. As a way of getting to know each other and building community, each student will...
Asynchronous Teaching, Community-building, Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Activities
In this community-building activity, students interrogate the ways in which the dominant culture--read as cis-het, primarily white, primarily male, and typically abled—prioritize certain holidays...
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Activity Showcase, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, TiC, Working with Sources, News, Activities
Overview: In this activity derived from Joseph Bizup's, students review a handout about the different rhetorical impacts of quoting and paraphrasing strategies, and then apply them to their own...
PWR 1, Research, Speaking Activities, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: 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. Activity title: Elevator Pitch...
Asynchronous Teaching, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
When thinking about teaching presentations on-line, we will need to think about how to best take advantage of digital affordances and address potential issues around digital access. Given the...
excerpt from worksheet
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Revision, Activities
Overview: This worksheet-driven activity leads students through several exercises designed to help them look critically at their writing during the revision process. Author: Mark Feldman Activity...
Argument, Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, RA, Week 2, Activities
In this workshop, students apply the Evolving Thesis method to their RA pre-write, using the pre-write as a foundation to develop their first working thesis. Activity Title: Evolving Your RA Argument...
A concept map in the software application Yewno.
PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, Rhetoric, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: When students pick a research topic for the first time, they may not know where to begin in their research process. This activity invites students to pick a key term or phrase from their...
A paper is sholded into three parts. Someone draws in one of the segments. The other segments are blank.
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
Overview: Writers often get stuck in a certain way of thinking about their research projects, which may make it challenging for them to make revisions or to understand the next directions for their...
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Over the past few years, the Lunsford award presentations have been a great resource for PWR 2 instructors looking to provide their students with models for exemplary oral rhetoric and multimedia...
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The featured teaching practice for fall quarter is peer review . Too many of us feel that we do “nothing special” with peer review in our classes, yet peer workshopping of drafts is a key feature of...
Trail of papers
Activity Showcase, Library, Research, TiC, Activities
Overview: This set of activities encourages students to understand how they can use sources to read their way into an ongoing scholarly or public conversation by working closely with citations,...
card catalogue
Library, PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, Activities
Overview: In this activity, students compare search results for topic searches in Google, a database, and Searchworks to better understand the different search mechanisms available to them in their...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, Peer Review, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Activities
Overview of the activity: This activity helps students think through how the various components of their arguments (sub-arguments) work together to support their major claim. It also allows students...
graduation caps in the air from https://www.flickr.com/photos/universityleicester/sets/72157626447098562/ - listed through Google search as available for noncommerical use
Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Storytelling, Week 10, Activities
Overview: Originally designed as the final reflection assignment for PWR 2, this speaking activity provides an effective capstone to students' work by asking them to analyze and then deliver...
Library, PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, Activities
Overview: Students in PWR 1 and 2 spend a significant amount of time conducting research at the Stanford Library. Instructors can help their students make the most of their library excursions by...
Activity Showcase, Revision, Rhetoric, Week 1, Activities
Overview: In the first week of class, students will brainstorm what they want a final project or essay to accomplish by the end of the quarter. Author: Jennifer Stonaker Activity title: History of...
musical score
PWR 1, PWR 2, Structure/Organization, Activities
Overview: This interactive activity encourages students to re-think their strategies for organizing their essays. Author: Erik Ellis Activity name: How to Create “Energy” in Persuasive Writing...
Argument, Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Activities
Overview of the activity: This activity is designed for students to work through the warrants and assumptions they may have for their arguments and identify possible gaps at the early stage of the...
students clapping from Kathleen Tarr's fall 2014 PWR 2 class
Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Activities
Overview: This impromptu speaking activity asks students to translate the issue from a New York Times article into an engaging 2-3 minute presentation. Author: Chris Kamrath Activity name: Impromptu...
student on whiteboard from Jenne Stonakers class
Argument, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Revision, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Activities
Overview: Through creative use of the whiteboard, this activity challenges students to think creatively about their developing research arguments to re-assess what they truly wanted to argue in their...
Infographic Image
Activity Showcase, Genre/Modes, PWR 2, Activities
Overview: This assignment asks students to adapt their ideas from their RBA proposal into an infographic to be later accompanied by a 3-minute presentation. Activity title: Infographic Assignment...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
This activity helps students get their feet wet in starting their RBA research and getting early feedback on their RBA projects. It reduces the burden of starting a substantial research project by...
student speaking from Maxe Crandall's spring 2016 class
Audience, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Activities
Overview: This icebreaker activity can be used either in PWR 1 or PWR 2 to help students get to know their classmates and also start to understand how shifting audiences influence communication...
clickers
PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: This activity uses clickers and a powerpoint slide show to engage students in a lesson about constructing ethos through appropriate style and correctness in grammar and citation form ...
Library, PWR 1, Week 4, Activities
Overview: This activity is an in-depth modification of a traditional scavenger hunt, targeting learning outcomes and research practices that students will transfer forward directly to their research...
Asynchronous Teaching, Library, Research, Screencasts and Videos, Activities
In this instructional video, Mutallip provides students with an overview of the source management program, Zotero, as a way to help them organize their sources and streamline their research. Zotero...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, PWR 1, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview of the activity: This exercise provides students an opportunity to think about how, as researchers, they evaluate the relative credibility of different academic as well as non-academic...
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PWR 1, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: In this activity, students put three texts in conversation through using a creative activity involving different colored post-it notes. Author: Sarah Pittock Activity name: Mapping the...
Optical Collimating Lens by Rjcflyer - (RCarboni)
PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, TiC, Activities
Overview: This topic helps students narrow and focus their research topics by having them consider them in reference to the idea of the metonym. Author: Donna Hunter (adapted from an assignment by...
A pile of paper zines from the 1980s and 1990s, exhibiting subversive titles
Activity Showcase, Genre/Modes, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Structure/Organization, News, Activities
Overview: Students create "mini-zines" to help them conceptualize the organization and structure of their RBAs. Activity Title: Mini-Zines for RBA Structure Author(s): Tessa Brown Courses: PWR 1...
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Activities
Overview: This activity introduces the concept of mining reading, a way of reading for research that asks students to mine texts for ideas and extensions for a research project. Authors : Tesla...
PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Week 2, Week 3, Activities
Overview: 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...
Online Instruction, Peer Review, Presentations, Proposal, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
Overview of the activity: This activity gives students an opportunity to rehearse their oral research proposals outside of class time in small groups before receiving holistic feedback from a larger...
Audience, Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Activities
Overview of the activity: Instructors designed an online workshop (research mixer) between freshmen composition students at Stanford University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The session...
Asynchronous Teaching, Presentations, PWR 2, Revision, Activities
This activity asks students to annotate their dress rehearsal recording of their ODR -- through a series of guiding questions -- using the VideoAnt video annotation tool. Activity title: Oral...
Student Brian Dudley gives oral reflection
Genre/Modes, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Week 10, Activities
Overview: This assignment asks students to create a 3-5 minute oral reflection of their learning experience in PWR 2. Author: Kathleen Tarr Activity title: Oral Reflection: Genre/Modes Assignment...
Community-building, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Activities
This discussion board post prompt invites students to use descriptive language and imagery to share something about their workspace with the class as a way of introducing themselves to their...
Library, PWR 1, Research, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: Most students benefit most from their library workshop when they've started to develop important search skills and connect them to their research even before they walk into Green Library...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Week 2, Week 3, Activities
This activity helps students prepare for their rhetorical analysis by leading them through a set of questions to help them identify important aspects of the rhetorical situation and then exploring...
Activity Showcase, Style, News, Activities
Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” and analyze his argument and rhetorical strategies. By retelling a classic fairy tale using stuffy diction and...
Presentations, Speaking Activities, Synchronous Teaching, Activities
Overview of the activities: The following two activities, “A Q&A showcase” and a “Live Symposium” are focused on connecting the asynch final presentation to opportunities for live engagement,...
bingo card
Community-building, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
Overview: This interactive activity uses a variation on the typical Bingo game to invite students to reflect on their research journey and the process of writing an RBA. Author: Meg Formato Activity...
typing hands
Argument, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Storytelling, TiC, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This activity uses freewriting and storytelling practice to help students better engage with multiple perspectives on an issue. Author: Erik Ellis Activity name: Reaching in to Reach out to...
Stanford University campus from above
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Week 1, News, Activities
Overview: This activity invites students to close read a space on campus by identifying the space's audience and purpose and determining which parts of the space are private/public and welcoming/...
Activity Showcase, Argument, Proposal, RBA, Research, Speaking Activities, Activities
Overview: 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...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Activities
One way of integrating an asynchronous element into your course is to have students create and add to one kind of document over the course of the quarter or several weeks of the quarter, such as a...
Asynchronous Teaching, Proposal, PWR 2, Activities
Overview of the activity: This asynchronous activity helps students thoroughly examine their research proposals with a rhetorical approach. Students not only look at different components of the...
Asynchronous Teaching, Research, Activities
This asynchronous activity helps students generate research questions with a rhetorical approach. Students not only craft research questions with different emphases, they also critically reflect on...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, RBA, Research, TiC, Week 4, Activities
This activity follows a class discussion in which students brainstorm different topics; it asks students to submit their own ideas to Canvas and receive instructor feedback. Activity Title: Research...
photo of Bender Room in Green Library
Library, PWR 1, PWR 2, Research, Activities
Overview: Want to engage your students explicitly in library research again after the initial workshop or review earlier in the quarter? Give them time to return for independent research. Activity...
Asynchronous Teaching, Presentations, PWR 2, Synchronous Teaching, Structure/Organization, Activities
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...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, RA, Activities
This asynchronous module applies Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to help students practice rhetorical analysis. Students choose three tasks that speak to their needs and interests and...
Tools hang from the wall in a workshop.
PWR 1, RA, Revision, Rhetoric, Week 1, Week 2, Activities
Overview: These two activities are designed to introduce students to the idea of a thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis essay and provide structured peer feedback on their draft thesis...
architecture
RA, Week 2, Activities
Overview: 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. Author: Carolyn Ross Activity...
picture of a Google doc
Audience, PWR 1, RA, Rhetoric, Style, Activities
Overview: In this activity, student groups experiment with different rhetorical appeals and strategies of argumentation (assigned randomly) to write a fake letter to a specific audience. Author:...
screenshot of handout
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This activity, derived from Joseph Bizup, teaches research by helping students understand their sources through a rhetorical framework. Author: John Peterson Activity name: Searching for...
Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: This activity puts a cultural rhetorics twist on sentence imitation—the pedagogy that seeks to expand students’ stylistic awareness and ability by having them imitate a wide variety of...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
This activity invites students to find a source for one of their classmate's research topics, reinforcing search strategies as well as the idea of research as a collaborative act. Activity title:...
Icebreakers, Online Instruction, PWR 1, PWR 2, Synchronous Teaching, Week 1, Activities
Overview of the activity : This activity helps students get to know each other and foster collaborations by allowing students to use digital brainstorming platforms to facilitate their discussions...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 1, TiC, Week 5, Working with Sources, Activities
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...
Student speaking from Erik Ellis's class
Argument, Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Activities
Overview: This non-graded presentation activity helps students prep for their proposal presentations by asking them to take a stand on a topic. Author: Christine Alfano (based on a 2008 Activity by...
powerpoint screen
Presentations, PWR 2, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Activities
Overview: Through close analysis of a TED talk, this activity encourages students to consider how to design a presentation with purpose ( telos) in mind. Author: Kathleen Tarr Activity name: Tell Us...
students working in a group from Ross winter 2015 PWR class
PWR 1, PWR 2, Storytelling, Style, Activities
Overview: This activity asks students to use analysis of class readings and storytelling practices to engage with issues of style. Author: Mary Stroud Activity brief description: This exercise is...
Activity Showcase, Presentations, PWR 2, Reflection, Week 10, News, Activities
Overview: Adapted from PWR 2's former final reflection assignment, this activity asks students to reflect on the activities they've completed for the class and align them with the course goals by...
two students talking to each other from John Peterson's 2015 PWR class
PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Research, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This multiple-step activity helps student develop ethical best practices for interviewing that they can use for their own research projects. Author: Emily Polk Activity name: The Art of the...
I Wish I Knew, Style, Classroom Practice, Activities
In this “I Wish I Knew” digest, PWR instructors tackle how to give feedback to students struggling with sentence-level errors. Giving written feedback is a challenging exercise in and of itself, but...
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Argument, Audience, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Activities
Overview: This speaking activity encourages students to focus their argument by asking them to construct a pithy, brief "pitch" that they iteratively revise after delivering. Author: Russ Carpenter (...
Argument, Audience, Peer Review, PWR 1, PWR 2, Activities
This innovative modification of a peer response activity asks students to pitch their thesis statements to each other in small groups, with respondents playing the roles of an active listener (empath...
Whiteboard with writing on it
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: An ideal PWR1 or PWR2 segue activity into in-class revision work or a peer review session, this short and simple “linguistic experiment” offers students a window into the performative...
Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, PWR 2, Activities
Overview: This writing activity asks students to understand their various positionalities as researchers/writers and to recognize how their embodied socialized practices shape their research...
Activity Showcase, Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 2, Speaking Activities, Style, News, Activities
Overview: This activity asks students to experiment with high style and deliberate use of rhetorical devices in crafting a short one minute "speech-bite" pitch about their project, which they record...
sample storyboard by PWR student
Audience, Presentations, PWR 1, PWR 2, RBA, Storytelling, Structure/Organization, Activities
Overview: A “storyboard is the visual presentation of narrative or argumentative sequence through segmented frames that illustrate essential scenes or ideas. In a storyboard, the sequence of the “...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
This asynchronous activity encourages students to use graphic design to outline their Texts in Conversation assignment (T.i.C.). By arranging sources according to theme and sequence, students can...
empty boxes from an idea map
TiC, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This invention activity asks students to visually map the connections and conversations between their sources as a way of preparing them to write their Texts in Conversation essay. Author:...
Asynchronous Teaching, Peer Review, PWR 1, TiC, Activities
This asynchronous peer review assignment pairs an instructional video about using Canvas for peer review with clear instructions for students. Title: TiC Peer Review on Canvas Author: Mutallip Anwar...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, PWR 1, TiC, Working with Sources, Activities
This asynchronous activity prompts students to engage in artistic innovation by combining their music and research interests. By pairing their favorite songs with sources they have begun picking for...
Asynchronous Teaching, Online Instruction, PWR 1, TiC, Activities
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...
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Sarah Pittock has compiled the following tips for those instructors interested in taking their PWR students on off-campus field trips. ( Word doc: Field Trip Tips ) Forms Instructor must fill out...
student writing in Norah Fahim's spring 2016 class
PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Activities
Overview: 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. Author: Magda Gross Activity...
Asynchronous Teaching, Cultural Rhetorics, PWR 1, Rhetoric, Style, Activities
This creative activity asks students to apply their multilingual skills to rhetorical analysis, asking them to translate sections of Ted Yoho's July 2020 public statement into one of their own...
twitter birds
PWR 1, TiC, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Working with Sources, Activities
Overview: This invention activity uses social media format to help students begin to put different sources in conversation as a prelude to drafting their TiC essay. Author: Mary Stroud Activity name...
Asynchronous Teaching, Community-building, Icebreakers, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 1, Week 2, Activities
This ice-breaker activity offers students an opportunity to get to know each other by telling two (mini) stories about their names in two 1-minute presentations, each taking a different perspective...
hand writing on whiteboard
Argument, PWR 1, PWR 2, Week 5, Week 6, Activities
Overview: This activity introduces students to different types of arguments as a way of preparing them to compose effective thesis statements for their research projects. Author: Erica Cirillo-...
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Presentations, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Activities
Overview: This speaking activity asks students to construct a group presentation with careful attention to rhetorical devices and by modeling the style of a speech from AmericanRhetoric.com Author:...
Asynchronous Teaching, PWR 2, Activities
One useful model for asynchronous work is having students make analytic connections between the readings and course concepts that we might have done in large group discussions, using the asynchronous...
The Uprising (L'Emeute) by Honoré Daumier
Activity Showcase, Speaking Activities, News, Activities
Activity title: Voice Warm-up Author: Tom Freeland Course: PWR 2 Activity length and schedule: This warm-up can be completed in as little as three to five minutes. With more text exercises and group...
student gesturing from Maxe Crandall spring 2016 PWR class
Icebreakers, Presentations, PWR 2, Rhetoric, Speaking Activities, Week 1, Activities
Overview: This dynamic ice-breaker activity asks students to jump into the speaking activities in PWR 2 by sharing the foundations of PWR 1 with their classmates. Author: Russ Carpenter Activity name...
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For the February 22, 2013 program meeting, Teaching & Tutoring Practices offered 2 simultaneous workshops on PWR 2 and Performance. The first workshop, led by Rod Taylor, was called “Performing...
Activities
During the program meeting on Friday, February 28, we had a great discussion about style. After starting off with Chris, Kevin, and Erik each discussing a particular style article, we moved into a...
Activity Showcase, PWR 1, PWR 2, Reflection, Storytelling, News, Activities
Overview: This activity asks students to think about the role writing can play in imagining a better world. It is a particularly useful exercise in times of worldwide protests of racial inequity and...
Students working on computers. Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.
PWR 1, PWR 2, Style, Week 8, Week 9, Activities
Overview: 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...
eyes with subhead "psychic distance"
PWR 1, PWR 2, Storytelling, Style, Activities
Overview: This activity introduces students to the narrative concept of psychic distance and gives them a sense for how to use it rhetorically to improve their writing or their multimodal...
student looking at computer screen
PWR 1, TiC, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Activities
Overview: This activity helps students prepare for the Texts in Conversation by writing a fake TiC through a combination of individual and group work. Author: Kiersten Jackobsen Activity Name: “...