Braziller, The Bedford Book of Genres, 2e

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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 the Bedford Book of Genres.
 

What resources are available for my students?

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.



e-Book

In the e-book you’ll find all the great content and activities from the printed book, including:
  • An emphasis on the rhetorical situation and elements of genre that helps students immediately recognize the relevance of their first-year composition course and gives them a structure and framework that allows them to understand other composers’ choices and to make their own choices more effectively.
  • Guided Readings that map the rhetorical situation and conventions of common genres. In a visual reference format that students can easily return to as they compose, annotated Guided Readings reinforce a simple framework that students can apply as they read and write in any context.
  • Advice about multimodal composing built around interesting student projects that expand ideas about writing. Guided Process sections follow students as they brainstorm, draft, research, compose, revise, finish, and reflect on their work—step by step. Having a variety of student examples shows what’s possible with multimodal composition and how the book’s simple framework works across contexts and genres.
  • An engaging, modern thematic reader with a unique mix of genres and media. Book excerpts, essays, comics, speeches, posters, and more in the last four chapters make clear that genres are dynamic and evolve. Within each chapter, a range of selections shows how different genres respond differently to cultural conversations about identity, the mind and body, activism, and creativity. Writing prompts for each reading give students practice working with key concepts.


Interactive content and tutorials

LaunchPad for The Bedford Book of Genres includes customizable, auto-scored multiple-choice reading quizzes for every professional selection in the text.
In addition, you’ll find helpful tutorials on topics such as critical reading, working with and citing sources, and using digital writing tools. Diagnostics provide opportunities to assess areas for improvement and assign additional exercises based on students’ needs. Visual reports show performance by topic, class, and student as well as improvement over time.

 


Video activities

By adding video assignments in LaunchPad, you can create assignments that allow students to comment on, upload, and/or score (using a rubric) videos that you or they upload. You can also add videos from our expansive Video Central library.


LearningCurve

Developed in light of the latest advances in learning research, LearningCurve is a game-like adaptive quizzing program that covers topics from grammar and usage to reading critically and argument. The less you know about a topic, the more LearningCurve focuses on it, and the better you do, the more challenging the questions become, helping you concentrate on exactly what you need to learn.


Grammar Girl podcasts

LaunchPad includes more than 100 Grammar Girl podcasts that offer you a different way to experience and understand the writing, grammar, and punctuation topics that you encounter in your course.


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

In addition to chapter overviews and suggestions for evaluating student work, the instructor’s manual includes a sample syllabus and suggested lesson plans.


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