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 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”
Anatomy of an Essay Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf This is a handout I created to show a basic breakdown of the parts of an essay. You can use it as you go over each part or you can use it as a summary once you have gone over all the parts of the essay.Continue reading “Anatomy of an Essay”
Monster Wars Shared by Isabel Quintana Wulf With inspiration from/credit to UIUC Academic Writing Program orientation The goal of this activity is to show that context and specificity are crucial parts of an essay; without them, chances are the essay makes no sense. The activity is designed in two parts: first, you ask students toContinue reading “Monster Wars”
Finding Your Inner Morgan Freeman Shared by: Isabel Quintana Wulf I use this activity with this video to explain what analysis means and why it is important to have it in an essay.
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”
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”
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”
PEAS Model for Body Paragraphs Shared by James P. Purdy This handout describes the PEAS paragraph model–Point, Evidence, Analysis, and So what?–a content-based tool for understanding and creating academic paragraphs.
Peer Response — Discovering Models Shared by Collie Fulford In this activity, students identify successful peer drafts that are discussed during class and, with permission, made available as references on a course management site.