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Mining Reading

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.

Authors: Tesla Schaeffer and Lisa Swan

Activity brief description: 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.

2018-2019 PWR Research Award Updates

In spring 2018, 7 PWR instructors received Research Awards to support their intellectual project in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Below you can read about their work and the progress they have made -- and still plan to make -- on these projects.

Note: The recipients of the 2019-2020 PWR research awards will be announced in early June.

Instructor News: May 2019

Even with the crush of spring quarter, our instructors were busy beyond the classroom, presenting at conferences, publishing, working on creative and academic projects, and making a difference in the community. Read on below for a sampling of what they've been up to for the last couple months.

[pictured above: PWR on the road for this year's 4Cs conference]

Coordinator's Corner: Naming What We Really Value in the Lunsfords

By Cassie Wright

Sharp slide decks, moving vocal delivery, timely argument, exceptional evidence and research methods, a certain je ne sais quoi... What is it that we find so compelling about Lunsford presentations? How do we evaluate this student work, equitably, reliably, and validly? How might we help students learn the rhetorical skills requisite of effective oral presentation of research? And how might we work toward creating a shared vocabulary to articulate what we value in this assignment?

Winter 2019 Committee Updates

Pictured above: The 2018-2019 Curriculum Committee. Missing from the photo - Angela Becerra Vidergar & Arturo Heredia.

Over the last few months, the PWR committees have been hard at work to support the lecturers, students, and the program.   Read on below to see what they've been up to this year so far.

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