Activity Showcase

Jan 10, 2018
Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” and analyze his argument and rhetorical strategies.
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.
Mar 11, 2017
Overview: Adapted from PWR 2's former final reflection assignment, this activity asks students to reflect on the activities they've completed for the class and align them with the course goals by creating a short oral pitch w
Trail of papers
Jan 30, 2017
Overview: This set of activities encourages students to understand how they can use sources to read their way into an ongoing scholarly or public conversation by working closely with citations, Google Scholar, and library wor
Nov 23, 2016
Overview: In the first week of class, students will brainstorm what they want a final project or essay to accomplish by the end of the quarter.  
Nov 23, 2016
Overview: This in-class exercise helps students to assess and identify different types of sources. It focuses considerable attention on visual signifiers that differentiate different types of sources.
Railroad Tracks
Oct 28, 2016
Overview: This assignment invites students to choose the genre and the mode in which they’d like to communicate the argument made in their Research-Based Argument from PWR 2.
Infographic Image
Oct 19, 2016
Overview: This assignment asks students to adapt their ideas from their RBA proposal into an infographic to be later accompanied by a 3-minute presentation. Activity title: Infographic Assignment
Sep 2, 2016
Overview:  This out-of-class activity helps students experiment with the genre of email writing (also known as netiquette), while also encouraging students to formally reintroduce themselves to their lecturers after their fir


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