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Overview:  This activity helps students focus on the importance and power of effective transitions by asking them to re-connect paragraphs from a published article that have been cut into separate pieces.
student gesturing from Maxe Crandall spring 2016 PWR class
Overview: This dynamic ice-breaker activity asks students to jump into the speaking activities in PWR 2 by sharing the foundations of PWR 1 with their classmates. Author: Russ Carpenter
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Overview: This speaking activity asks students to construct a group presentation with careful attention to rhetorical devices and by modeling the style of a speech from
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Overview:  In this activity, student groups experiment with different rhetorical appeals and strategies of argumentation (assigned randomly) to write a fake letter to a specific audience.
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Overview: Through close analysis of a TED talk, this activity encourages students to consider how to design a presentation with purpose (telos) in mind. Author: Kathleen Tarr
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Overview: Through creative use of the whiteboard, this activity challenges students to think creatively about their developing research arguments to re-assess what they truly wanted to argue in their upcoming RBA.
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Overview: This playful activity invites students to experiment with style by creatively editing an existing draft.   Author: Kiersten Jakobsen  
Overview: This activity uses clickers and a powerpoint slide show to engage students in a lesson about constructing ethos through appropriate style and correctness in grammar and citation form.
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Overview:  In this activity derived from Joseph Bizup's, students review a handout about the different rhetorical impacts of quoting and paraphrasing strategies, and then apply them to their own writing.
students working in a group from Ross winter 2015 PWR class
Overview:  This activity asks students to use analysis of class readings and storytelling practices to engage with issues of style. Author: Mary Stroud


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