Synthesis Brainstorm

Synthesis Brainstorm

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.
 
Activity title: Synthesis Brainstorm
 
Author: Meg Formato and Jennifer Stonaker
 
Course: PWR 1
 
Activity schedule: Week 5
 
Activity goals: To provide students with some frameworks for thinking about the "Synthesis" section of the TiC
 
Activity details: This workshop offers several options to help students engage with the research conversation as they are revising their TIC essays.  See the student-facing handout here.
 
Additional notes: Thanks to Clara Lewis for the great “dinner table conversation” option!