LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Everything's an Argument.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
e-BookThe e-Book matches all the content of the print book, including all reading selections, activities, and pedagogical tools.
e-Book with ActivityStudents can type answers in the LaunchPad Respond boxes to submit them for instructor review.
LearningCurveLaunchPad offers adaptive quizzing, which builds confidence with sentence-level skills by adjusting the difficulty level of the items based on students’ responses. LearningCurve offers students hints, tips, and references to relevant advice. The progress bar at the bottom of the screen provides feedback and motivation. LearningCurve topics support students as they work through key grammar topics, as well as argument topics covered in Everything’s an Argument, such as fallacies, claims, evidence, and other crucial instruction.
Tutorial (slide) and Video ActivityEngaging tutorials (15 in all) show students how to create multimodal projects such as audio podcasts and Prezi presentations. Tutorials also show students how to document sources in MLA and APA styles.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Instructor Resources (downloadable)
Download a copy of the Instructor Resource Manual for Everything’s an Argument to find sample syllabi, course plans, teaching tips, and responses to the questions posed in the text. Manuals and sample syllabi are available here for both versions of the book.