In this activity, the metaphor of a museum exhibit allows students to think more
critically about how they incorporate sources into an argument. Rather than simply talking about
texts on the surface-level, this exercise encourages them to explore more nuanced critical
maneuvers and to think about texts in conversation. By showing students how their choice of
texts allows them to expand, criticize, or refine ideas (rather than just stating them), “Curating an
Exhibit” encourages a deeper engagement with primary sources and provides practice for thesiswriting.
writing exercises; evidence; sources; comparison; thesis; argument; themes
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