Manual Memory, Reading Handouts Click the above link to view Word documents for all the handouts and the Instructor Manual for this chapter. Memory Pre and Post Test To introduce the topic of memory techniques, use the Memory Test handout to do a Memory Pre and Post Test to involve students actively in the topic. After the memory test, present the information on memory and forgetting. To begin this exercise, tell students that you will be giving them a memory test with two parts. Part I Ask students to put paper and pencils away. Read the words clearly, pausing 5 seconds between each word. Word List for Part I: dog horse strawberry carrots cow apple onion chicken orange corn squash grapefruit rat celery plum Part II After discussing the memory techniques of visualization, organization and repetition, read this new list asking students to apply the memory techniques discussed. Word List Two: Sea Creatures Kitchen Utensils Tools Shark Plate Drill Starfish Cup Nail Tuna Fish Sugar Bowl Wrench Eel Knife Saw Memory Scenarios milk bun
What is an Academic Paper? | Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Writing for College How It Differs From Writing in High School One of the first things you'll discover as a college student is that writing in college is different from writing in high school. Certainly a lot of what your high school writing teachers taught you will be useful to you as you approach writing in college: you will want to write clearly, to have an interesting and arguable thesis, to construct paragraphs that are coherent and focused, and so on. Still, many students enter college relying on writing strategies that served them well in high school but that won't serve them well here. Old formulae, such as the five-paragraph theme, aren't sophisticated or flexible enough to provide a sound structure for a college paper. So how does a student make a successful transition from high school to college? The first thing that you'll need to understand is that writing in college is for the most part a particular kind of writing, called "academic writing." 1. 2. 3. What You Know Summarize.
UNIV1100: First Year Seminar | First Year Experience The First Year Seminar is offered as a one- or two-credit hour elective course that provides opportunities for first-year students to explore issues related to a specific theme (depending upon the section taken) through discussion, activities, reading, writing, teamwork, and community service – all of which will be centered on the theme of the specific section. Special emphasis will be placed on the importance of relating the class theme to the first-year college experience and the skills necessary for college success. Learning Outcomes:
Writing Resouces Step Four | Surviving your group project Now that you have created your project task list, it’s time to decide how you’ll get all of the work done. You’ll need to determine in what order the tasks need to be done, when the tasks need to be completed, and who is responsible for each task. You can use backward planning to guide these decisions. For an example of a team creating a plan to complete their project, see the video below. As you watch this video ask yourself: "Why was it useful for team members to mention their outside commitments?" Your project task list is the blueprint that will guide your team through your project.
Writing for Philosophy What Does It Mean to “Do Philosophy”? Americans don’t pay much attention to philosophy. Yet, in some countries—take France for example— philosophers enjoy something akin to rock star status, significantly influencing public debate and policy. What it means to “do philosophy” is a concept that is still alive and well abroad. Philosophy is an active discipline, not a pastime for weary retirees ruminating on arcane ideas. Reading and Writing Philosophy Is Doing Philosophy You do philosophy by writing philosophy. Before you can write about philosophy, you have to spend some time with philosophy texts, which may be different than most reading you’ve done. When you read philosophy, others around you may think you have issues. What to Expect When You “Do” Philosophy Papers Most introductory level philosophy courses will not ask you to write a research paper. A summary of an argument (or several related arguments). Philosophy, Writing, and Other Academic Disciplines Recognizing arguments.
Open-Access Books on the WAC Clearinghouse The WAC Clearinghouse provides access to the following books and books series. To date, 53 books are available on this site and additional books are in production. All books are available for free viewing and/or download. To view books, click on book covers, books series titles, or links in the new releases list. Perspectives on Writing Series Editor: Susan H. The Perspectives on Writing series addresses writing studies in a broad sense. Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition Series Editors: Charles Bazerman, University of California Santa Barbara; Anis Bawarshi, University of Washington; and Mary Jo Reiff, University of Tennessee-Knoxville International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series Editors: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; and Joan Mullin, Illinois State University Excellence in K-12 WAC Series Editor: Pamela B. The Excellence in K-12 WAC Series addresses cross-disciplinary writing studies in K-12. #writing