Student and Instructor Guides

Student and Instructor Guides Shared by Nicole Hancock This is material I’ve put together for our Instructor’s Guide and then a little bit for our Student Guide to the Portfolio. The instructor’s materials offer considerations for how students in ALP may differ from those enrolled only in transfer-level writing as well as ideas for classContinue reading “Student and Instructor Guides”

ALP Class Plans and Assignments

ALP Class Plans with Assignments and Reading Materials Shared by Meagan Newberry Co-created with Christian Purvis-Aldrich, Andrea Ascuena, and Jenica Draney This is the first four weeks of a traditional ALP/101 course planned and written out to show connections between courses. This course specifically is a series of assignments using Outliers as the primary text.Continue reading “ALP Class Plans and Assignments”

Marshmallow Experiment Unit

Video 100 Marshmallow Video Reading 101 Reading About Marshmallows Reading 102 More Reading About Marshmallows Activity 100 Thinking About the Marshmallow Video Activity 101 Thinking About Mischel’s Marshmallow Test Articles Activity 102 Discussion of Short Writing 2 Experiencing Delayed Gratification Activity 103 Audience Analysis Activity 201 Previewing and Predicting U of Rochester Study Short WritingContinue reading “Marshmallow Experiment Unit”

Reading Like a Writer

Read like a Writer Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge With COMPLETE credit to Meagan Newberry, who credited the Montana Writing Project and the book Wondrous Words by Katie Wood Ray Meagan shared with me a much more descriptive, rich version of this assignment. This is my boiled-down version. This is a really effective tool for gettingContinue reading “Reading Like a Writer”

Process Projects

Profile Process Project Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge For each major paper in the transfer-level course, students complete a process project (between the rough draft and revised draft)–a multimodal revision project that encourages students to see the material of their papers in a different format and to use the insights that come out of that workContinue reading “Process Projects”

One-page Papers

one-page-paper-guidelines Shared by Elizabeth Baldridge With inspiration from Jason Evans This assignment gives students an opportunity to practice writing in response to source material, to read their work aloud, to experience writing through listening, and to respond orally to one another’s work. I choose engaging readings (usually with accompanying videos) focused on academic success, softContinue reading “One-page Papers”

Final Presentation and Reflection

Final Presentation and Reflection Shared by Glenn Newman In this take on a final reflection, specifically designed for an ALP course, students are asked to deliver a presentation on their progress as a preparatory activity for a final written reflection. I set up an ethos theme in my courses, less Aristotelian, more about what willContinue reading “Final Presentation and Reflection”