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    • Writing as an Act of Conversing: Discussing Free Speech 

      Lucia, Munguia (2017)
      This assignment sequence includes three essays, various preparation assignments, and in-class activities. Crafted for the development of critical thinking skills, it takes students through a brief history of the philosophical ...
    • Thesis Telephone 

      McDonald, Cait (2016)
      Argumentative writing requires that you state a position and make a claim. Typically this main claim, or thesis, will come at the end of your introduction, where it functions to summarize of what you’ll be arguing in your ...
    • Putting the Moves on Your Readers: How to Construct a Seductive and Scintillating Opening Paragraph 

      Hall, Amelia (2016)
      This handout demystifies the moves that a successful “opening paragraph” should make, and in particular suggests that students think of their opening paragraphs as needing to attract readers with two really good “one-liners”—the ...
    • Digital Dissections Using Voyant 

      Hall, Amelia (2016)
      This assignment sequence consists of two lab report writing assignments, an informal writing assignment on endings, an introduction to digital humanities handout, and a “How to Perform a digital dissection” handout, all ...
    • Planting the Seed of an Argument 

      Lowell, Mandy (2016)
      “Planting the Seed of an Argument” is designed to accompany close-reading papers, and encourages students to center their papers around something that stood out to them in the text(s) – the seed of their interest. By ...
    • On the Relation between Form and Content: Telephone 

      Katherine, Thorsteinson (2016)
      This class exercise was developed from the game telephone in which people whisper into their neighbor's ear around a circle and note how drastically the sentence changes due to cumulative misinterpretations. In this ...
    • Persona, Synthesis, Individual: Sequence for Essays 3, 4, and 5 for "Sounding Together" 

      Zhou, Andrew (2016)
      This assignment sequence consists of the preparatory work for three major essays (nos. 3, 4, and 5) in the central weeks of the FWS “Sounding Together: Music, Diplomacy, and Imagemaking.” Students wrote a paper adopting ...
    • Symbiotic Associations in Nature 

      Summers, Carly Faye (2015)
      This class focused on the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information through close reading, group discussions, oral presentations and writing exercises. The goal was to promote active learning and develop critical ...
    • Blogs, Bulletpoints, and a Bird’s Eye View of Science 

      Barve, Sahas (2015)
      The title of my course (BIOEE 1640) was “Dingos to Dodos: Island ecology and Evolution” and was taught in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The seminar consisted of roughly two halves. The first half ...
    • Navigating Scientific Research 

      Martin, Laura (2014)
      This sequence of three assignments, designed for a FWS on field biology, familiarizes students with the structure of scientific journal articles, the workings of the academic peer review process, and the skills required ...