Featured Resources:In Conversation Walk Through with Mike PalmquistUsing the Conversation Metaphor with Mike Palmquist Activities Rubrics Assignments Syllabi Modules Topics Miscellaneous Try these activities to introduce The Bedford Handbook, 10e Rubric 6: Research Paper Assignment Assignment 7: Rhetorical Analysis Syllabus 5: Writer’s Help, in…
I recently led a workshop on working with multilingual writers in IRW and corequisite composition courses, and I was asked how best to handle peer review when there are multilingual writers in the classroom. Several participants expressed concern about the efficacy and practicality of writing workshops, especially in very diverse classrooms where… Show more
Use this example to guide your own notes on the research sources you have found as you check for variety. Books Markel, M., & Selber, S. A. (2017). Technical Communication (Twelfth edition). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. Includes a chapter on instructions with examples. Will use for basic characteristics of the kind of writing. Oliu, W. E.,…
Last week, I shared an activity encouraging students to move beyond using a Google search to find research. This week’s activity asks students to check the resources they have found for variety. As was the case last week, Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg’s 2010 article “How Handouts for Research Assignments Guide Today’s College Students”… Show more
This activity is designed to help students use Writer’s Help to write and revise thesis statements. Encourage your students to use Writer's Help 2.0, Hacker Version inside the classroom or on their own. Try this activity with your class!
The women I’m reading about in the archives of New England’s state hospitals will likely never be the subjects of celebratory Women’s History Month events. The tiny remnants of their lives that exist in the historical record are the opposite of inspirational; depicting instead emotional pain and instability that led to their institutionalization.… Show more
When Seattle residents were surveyed concerning their fear of crime, many reported a fear that outpaced the actual level of crime. Two neighborhoods, for example, “are seemingly safe places to live, and rank among the 15 neighborhoods with the lowest rates of reported crime. But in terms of fear, they rank second and third, respectively — both at… Show more