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The Office Challenge

Office hours can feel long, laborious, and lonely when no one shows up, especially in the beginning of a semester. One way I've found to increase my students' use of office hours is to challenge them to meet with me. 
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Two Prompts for a Take Home Quiz – Lit

Submitted by John Casey. This document contains prompts for two take home quizzes given to students as extra credit options in a 200-level Survey of American Literature course.

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Write Club

Two opposing writers. Two opposing ideas. This assignment captures the essence of Ian Belknap's Write Club as it has students face off in argument based presentations.
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MLA Formatting in Word and Google Docs

A simple handout that provides step-by-step details on how to add first line and hanging indents as well as inserting page numbers in the...

Ransom Notes

If you're looking for a different type of in-class activity to get students thinking about word choice, you'll find it with this fun but challenging task.