A person works at a laptop and writes in a notebook.
Sep 19, 2018
Overview: This activity invites students to explore how materiality affects content through responding to a writing prompt using different sets of writing materials.
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.
Jan 10, 2018
Overview: Students read Russell Baker’s two-page parody of “Little Red Riding Hood” and analyze his argument and rhetorical strategies.
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.
Apr 28, 2017
In this “I Wish I Knew” digest, PWR instructors tackle how to give feedback to students struggling with sentence-level errors.
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
students working in pairs from Jennifer Stonaker's 2015 PWR class
Jun 28, 2016
Overview: In this small group activity, students transition between storytelling technique and pitching their research projects, experimenting with ways to bridge the two genres.
Jun 28, 2016
Overview: This playful activity invites students to experiment with different types of style in their writing. Author: Cassie Wright Activity title: Copy and Compose
student speaking from Maxe Crandall's spring 2016 PWR class
Jun 28, 2016
Overview: This speaking activity asks students to rehearse and revise their delivery of a short piece to better understand how emphasis can be used as a rhetorical strategy.
Whiteboard with writing on it
May 1, 2016
Overview: An ideal PWR1 or PWR2 segue activity into in-class revision work or a peer review session, this short and simple “linguistic experiment” offers students a window into the performative nature of language, or “How to


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