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All Purpose Materials

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All Purpose Materials for Teaching Writing

These materials are useful in a broad set of contexts and can be introduced at different parts of the semester. Includes pre-reading, advice on group work, class discussion strategies, rhetorical reading, charting, drafting, peer review, metadiscourse, teaching with visual texts, etc

 

 

Bean et al on Reading Rhetorically, plus Thonney on Academic Writing 

 

The Writing Spaces Textbook

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volumes 1 and 2, is a peer-reviewed open textbook series for the writing classroom. The two volumes are at http://writingspaces.org/essays and http://writingspaces.org/volume2 Many of the chapters fit our pedagogy well, and can help with many elements of teaching RWS100, particularly pre-reading, critical/rhetorical reading, charting, reflecting, and rhetorical analysis. Here are some sample chapters: 

 

Lunsford et al's Everyone's An Author

This text will be published by Norton in August 2012. It looks useful. Advanced copies of two chapters are available. They are chapter 13, "Analyzing Arguments" and 

chapter 9, "Let's Take a Closer Look: Writing Analytically." We will try to get desk copies for teachers who'd like to try this text out. 

 

Icebreakers and All Purpose Activities to do in Class

Making College Writing Work

 

Introduction to Rhetoric, Argument and Key Terms

 

Prereading, charting, rhetorical reading, critical reading and analysis

 

Discussion Work and Group Work

 

Strategies & Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Metadiscourse

 

Style, Grammar, Mechanics  

Drafting and Peer Review

 

Avoiding Student Problems and RWS Plagiarism Policy

  • Managing student problems - Glen McClish's list of common problems and ways of preventing them
  • RWS Plagiarism Policy - how to identify and avoid plagiarism, what you should do if you suspect it, and what the new policy guidelines are. By Glen McClish.

 

Researching, Finding/Evaluating Sources, Creating an Annotated Bibliography, and Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Teaching students about research, finding and evaluating sources, creating an annotated bibliography, and avoiding plagiarism. By Emma Lee Whitworth, with editorial assistance from Michael Underwood and Julie Williams.

 

Some Visual Rhetoric Lesson Plans

 

 

 

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