Read on to hear advice and tales of both triumph and tragedy from fellow TAs who have been where you are and lived to tell the tale.
In this workshop we will explore ways to incorporate scavenger hunts into the classroom.
Quick Tips: Best Practices from the Community
This post provides an easily adapted in-class activity using commercials to teach rhetorical appeals.
Try this visual analogy to help your students understand the difference between an unfocused sentence and a Baconesque use of modifiers. (The Well-Crafted Sentence, ch 5).
Want a great way for your students to engage with key terms and concepts?
Use Instagram to give quick and professional feedback to your students on things like topic ideas. It’s also a good place to host reminders and/or announcements in addition to anything you might post on Blackboard.
Do you ever have trouble keeping conversations about readings going, especially when your class seems to be made up of shy students?
Do you have strict deadlines for turning assignments in? Are you worried that setting strict deadlines will make things difficult for students with busy lives? Feel free to use my deadline policy, which I adapted from www.accessiblesyllabus.com.
Help your students think about paraphrasing differently by putting a new spin on a familiar game.
Use this musical marble machine video to help your students grasp the idea of the rhetorical situation.
So, you’ve explained how to write a thesis statement and given guidelines on good paragraphs. Now how do you help your students visualize that? Use the oft-cited worst ever film, Troll 2, to guide you!
This in-class assignment asks students to revise the plot of a film into emoji code. Emphasis can be placed on revision practices, multimodal texts, the variety of Englishes available to rhetors depending on their cultures and contexts, or all three simultaneously.