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.
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
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.
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
Overview: Students (in small groups) pick any article from BBC Pidgin (a digital platform in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa) and translate it to be most appealing to their target audience.
Overview: This activity puts a cultural rhetorics twist on sentence imitation—the pedagogy that seeks to expand students’ stylistic awareness and ability by having them imitate a wide variety of sentence structures.
Building on PWR’s exploration of cultural rhetorics during September Sessions, Program Meetings, and guest lectures this year, the Teaching and Tutoring Practices Committee is happy to showcase four teaching activities that provide ideas for how t