a pair of binoculars on a carpet
Jul 14, 2017
Overview: Designed for PWR 2 students returning to research for the first time since PWR 1, this activity asks students to hunt for a diversity of sources and align them with the source types defined in Joseph Bizup's "BEAM"
Jan 10, 2018
Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” and analyze his argument and rhetorical strategies.
people brainstorming together
Oct 21, 2017
Overview:  This collaborative activity invites students to help their classmates to narrow and focus their research topics by taking turns contributing to a shared worksheet that asks them to engage with the topic in differen
Stanford University campus from above
Sep 5, 2017
Overview: This activity invites students to close read a space on campus by identifying the space's audience and purpose and determining which parts of the space are private/public and welcoming/unwelcoming to visitors.
Aug 3, 2017
Overview: This activity helps students continue to develop their focus and argument for their RBAs. It is intended to show students that research is an ongoing process.
sample storyboard by PWR student
Jul 24, 2017
Overview: A “storyboard is the visual presentation of narrative or argumentative sequence through segmented frames that illustrate essential scenes or ideas.
photo of Bender Room in Green Library
Jul 19, 2017
Overview: Want to engage your students explicitly in library research again after the initial workshop or review earlier in the quarter? Give them time to return for independent research.
Jul 19, 2017
Overview: Most students benefit most from their library workshop when they've started to develop important search skills and connect them to their research even before they walk into Green Library.  This activity uses a works
Campus bulletin board with flyers from
Jul 17, 2017
Overview: Designed for PWR 2 students, this activity asks them to draw on design principles from Robin Williams and Timothy Samara in a collaborative activity that moves them outside the classroom.
Jul 14, 2017
Overview: Students in PWR 1 and 2 spend a significant amount of time conducting research at the Stanford Library.


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