Activities

May 17, 2019
Overview: This activity introduces the concept of mining reading, a way of reading for research that asks students to mine texts for ideas and extensions for a research project.
A pile of paper zines from the 1980s and 1990s, exhibiting subversive titles
Feb 27, 2019
Overview: Students create "mini-zines" to help them conceptualize the organization and structure of their RBAs. Activity Title: Mini-Zines for RBA Structure
A white whale swims through the ocean.
Nov 19, 2018
Overview: This activity has two main goals.
A field of green grass with a chalk white line drawn in the middle.
Sep 7, 2018
Overview: This activity is a modified version of commonly-used “Crossing the Line” or “Beyond the Line” activity you may have previously experienced, notably in that it is rooted in the specific reading/listening assignment.
Tools hang from the wall in a workshop.
Aug 16, 2018
Overview: These two activities are designed to introduce students to the idea of a thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis essay and provide structured peer feedback on their draft thesis statement.
A stack of newspapers rolled up.
Aug 15, 2018
Overview: This activity is designed to introduce students to rhetorical analysis. It focuses on the visual rhetoric of advertisements.
Jul 22, 2018
Overview: This activity is an in-depth modification of a traditional scavenger hunt, targeting learning outcomes and research practices that students will transfer forward directly to their research project for their class.  The s
A concept map in the software application Yewno.
Jul 18, 2018
Overview: When students pick a research topic for the first time, they may not know where to begin in their research process.
A paper is sholded into three parts. Someone draws in one of the segments. The other segments are blank.
Jul 18, 2018
Overview: Writers often get stuck in a certain way of thinking about their research projects, which may make it challenging for them to make revisions or to understand the next directions for their projects.
The musician, Weird Al, plays an accordion on stage.
Jul 17, 2018
Overview: As a way of giving students practice in developing productive research questions along with enhancing their understanding of how research questions guide the initial research process, this activity directs students

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