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
Journals in Rhetoric and Composition | Council of Writing Program Administrators See also The ACE Journal Abstracts from the Assembly on Computers in English's print journal.Across the Disciplines Lots of resources, including journals and books. The primary emphasis is writing across the curriculum. Academic.Writing and Language and Learning Across the Disciplines merged in 2004 to create this journal. " Across the Disciplines provides CAC researchers, program designers, and teachers interested in using communication assignments and activities in their courses with a venue for scholarly debate about issues of disciplinarity and writing across the curriculum." 2.13.06Assessing Writing Welcomes submissions that address writing assessment issues from diverse perspectives: classroom research, institutional, professional, and administrative.*Basic Writing e- journal An electronic peer-reviewed journal designed to be an electronic forum to broaden conversations about Basic Writing. KB Journal The journal of the Kenneth Burke Society. Other Sites of Interest
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.
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.
Introduction to Semiotics / Signo Follow us on Semiotics is the academic field dedicated to the study of signs. A sign (for example, the word "ship") may be recognized by the presence of its constituent parts, which in semiotic theories based on Saussure's, at least, are the signifier (the container, or the sign's perceptible form: the letters s-h-i-p) and the signified (the meaning or content; the notion conveyed by the signifier: 'a vessel of considerable size for deepwater navigation'). This text may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, provided the complete reference is given: Louis Hébert (2006), « Elements of Semiotics », in Louis Hébert (dir.), Signo [online], Rimouski (Quebec), An updated and extended version of this chapter can be found in Louis Hébert, An Introduction to Applied Semiotics: Tools for Text and Image Analysis (Routledge, 2019, www.routledge.com/9780367351120). Semiotics is not a single theory. Conventional Markers
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.