This activity is a look at critical analysis of a letter as essay by James Baldwin to his newphew. It should get students started thinking about tone, purpose, style, and context in their writing for the letters as essay
This exercise is designed to discuss what not to do in presentations, but in a relaxing and humorous way.
This activity is used to help student prepare to perform a visual analysis by comparing two movie trailers from two different decades.
This exercise asks students in English 150 to analyze posters and brochures as a genre so they may later develop a heuristic for how they can incorporate visuals strategically in preparation for Assignment #5.
Students compose responses to a prompting question in a cell on a table using Google Docs or another collaborative and synchronous writing application.
This is an in-class activity to gather students’ perceptions of peer response activities and let students do the survey result analyses and interpretation in class.
This activity helps students articulate highly detailed and believable descriptions of their places and their experiences in those places.
This activity is useful during the first week of the Campus Architecture/Campus Art Analysis assignment. This activity introduces students to a guided rhetorical analysis of artwork.
This activity is designed to teach students how to revise their essays.
This activity teaches revision as a process and how to provide peer-feedback on a draft. I use a clever attention grabber and begin to ask students to change, add, or delete different parts of their essays.
This activity teaches students how to paraphrase. I use an example paragraph and model my own paraphrasing technique. The activity provides a number of activities that both give students examples and provide opportunities to practice.
This activity teaches students how to do an effective summary and description. I bring two examples, both bad and good. I ask students to talk about how I have changed these descriptions to change these two dominant impressions.