Activities

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
Mar 7, 2018
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.
Mar 7, 2018
Overview of the activity: Instructors designed an online workshop (research mixer) between freshmen composition students at Stanford University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Mar 5, 2018
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.
Mar 2, 2018
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

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