Monthly Archives: August 2012

Syllabus

095 8 and Portfolio Information 095

Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge

This is the syllabus and portfolio info (with more specifics on course elements) for a 6-credit-hour course officially titled College Reading and Writing.

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Quote responses for assigned readings

Quote Responses in class

Shared by Barb Bird

With inspiration from/credit to Carie King, Ball State University (collaborator)

We frequently start class with 5-7 minutes for students to take one sentence they liked from the article they read for that day and write a paragraph response to the article. This exercise helps them to practice entering a conversation with authors and developing their ideas.

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Annotations: Owning Texts

Annotations

Shared by Barb Bird

With inspiration from/credit to Carie King, Ball State University (collaborator)

We require students to annotate all of the articles assigned as readings.

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Syllabus

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Syllabus

With inspiration from/credit to Carie King, Ball State University (collaborator)

We have developed this syllabus across many years, each year tweaking different elements.

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Digital Visual Argument (Four-Letter Word Project)

Digital Visual Arguments

Sample Student Projects here and here

Shared by Ethna Lay

Writing instruction changes exponentially as the technologies for writing change. Sensitive to this need to address a rapidly flexing pedagogy, I have designed a digital, visual argument assignment for my first-year writing students. The project involves making an argument as a visual montage followed by a verbal, written reflection considering whether images can do what words do, and the converse query, can words do what images do.

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Small Object, Large Subject Essay

Small Object Large Subject

Shared by Ethna Lay

With inspiration from/credit to Adam Gopnik’s introduction to the volume of Best American Essays of 2008

The small object/LARGE SUBJECT essay is often an easy way for students to embark on cultural criticism.  I’d tag it “new media,” as its relevance to this site hinges on the productive role of the affordances of technology like prezi for basic writers during the invention process.

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