Editing vs. Revising

Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf I made a couple of videos to show my students the difference between editing (cosmetic changes) and revising (structural changes)—I used Jing, a TechSmith software you can download for free. In the first video (http://www.screencast.com/t/3KDBv1wXFdu) , I show an example of editing using a sample student introduction for an essayContinue reading “Editing vs. Revising”

Revision Flowchart

Revision flowchart F11 color (1) Revision flowchart F11 black and white Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf I created this revision flowchart to help my students revise their essays. It can be used in different ways: students can start at the beginning and follow the chart step-by-step or they can start at any “Examine…” bubble. ItContinue reading “Revision Flowchart”

Highlighting to Make Visual Sense: Paragraph Practice

Highlighting Body Paragraphs Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf With inspiration from/credit to Melissa Lucken, Lansing Community College, MI The goal of this activity is to devise strategies a student can use to determine whether body paragraphs have all the parts they need to have: topic sentence, evidence/ examples, analysis, and transitions. I provide six examplesContinue reading “Highlighting to Make Visual Sense: Paragraph Practice”

The Smartest Students and Instructors in the Class

Smartest Student and Instructor Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf With inspiration from/credit to Transforming Teaching Through Learning Seminar, Lansing Community College, MI This activity is a course-starter activity designed to come up with a Student/ Instructor contract setting basic expectations for classroom behavior, preparedness, and interactions for the semester ahead. First, show the instructions toContinue reading “The Smartest Students and Instructors in the Class”

Four Visitors Unit

Descriptive Writing Chart Four Visitors Assignment Sheet Four Visitors Peer Review Sheet Going Somewhere Sample Questions for Going Somewhere Shared by Jessica Weleski I use this Four Visitors assignment at the beginning of the semester to help my students learn narrative structure and to allow them to have some fun with writing. As we leadContinue reading “Four Visitors Unit”