Week 7

May 17, 2019
Overview: This activity introduces the concept of mining reading, a way of reading for research that asks students to mine texts for ideas and extensions for a research project.
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
student on whiteboard from Jenne Stonakers class
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.
powerpoint screen
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
question marks
Overview: Through this activities, students examine what constitutes a strong research question and then, through peer workshopping, start to develop a question to guide their own project.
two students talking to each other from John Peterson's 2015 PWR class
Overview:  This multiple-step activity helps student develop ethical best practices for interviewing that they can use for their own research projects. Author: Emily Polk
typing hands
Overview: This activity uses freewriting and storytelling practice to help students better engage with multiple perspectives on an issue. Author: Erik Ellis
students clapping from Kathleen Tarr's fall 2014 PWR 2 class
Overview: This impromptu speaking activity asks students to translate the issue from a New York Times article into an engaging 2-3 minute presentation.   Author: Chris Kamrath  
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