A useful handout that explains how to outline an essay. It draws on similar examples from my handout on Common Thesis Complaints. Feature image by Andrew Butler on Unsplash
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This handout I made in sheer frustration after hearing the same complaints about thesis formulation over and over again from my students. I’ve learned in my previous experience that when I use more meaningful issues for thesis examples, students tend to focus on content and not form. Here I’ve modeled different kinds of thesis framing for them using the very […]
This handout is a counterargument explanation sheet using the example of trying to persuade your loved ones that your bad boyfriend is not so bad. I often teach this handout in conjunction with the chapter “Skeptics May Object” from Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say / I Say. Feature image by Sarah Cervantes on Unsplash
This multi-genre assignment asks students to first explore how much they know their tendencies to procrastinate in a personal essay, then to interview a peer about their respective writing processes, and finally, to compare their own personal essay and an analysis of their interview in a cover letter.
An assignment sequence where students explore the world of the arts, beginning with photography and increasing in writing involvement and critical scrutiny through the worlds of music and film before finally concluding in a work of literature. Through these various lenses, students examine both the status of these arts, what goes into evaluating them, and their relation to their campus, its history, and the world at large.
A handout distributed in class that asks students to reflect on their actions as a developing professional and their participation in class. Participation is broken down into four different components so that students of all dispositions can reflect on their strengths. This activity pairs well with a Career Profile Assignment. Feature image […]