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Social Movements Pre-Draft: Interpretive Caption

Essay #1 (Interpretive Caption): Getting around the city looks like Photographic Messages Pre-Draft Exercise Objectives: 1) To encourage students to think and see from multiple perspectives. 2) To give students practice responding to and incorporating others’ ideas in their writing.

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Science & Culture Pre-Draft: Making Initial Observations toward Writing

Making Initial Observations toward Writing Pre-­‐Draft Writing Assignments (if using the Virtual Conference Model; if using the in-­‐class model, this could be modified as homework): Lesson objective: Identifying valuable evidence; making initial observations. Total estimated time: 55 min Additional outcomes:

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Ethnography Pre-Draft: Lesson Plan on PIE

Lesson Plan on PIE (Point, Information, and Explanation) Paragraph Structure Lesson Objective: To integrate source materials and citation into structured body paragraphs. Total Estimated Time: 105 min. Additional Outcomes: “Translating” and synthesizing difficult theoretical prose into more familiar language.  Also

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Digital Revolution Pre-Draft: Description, Analysis, Evidence, and Revision

Lesson Plan on Description, Analysis, Evidence, and Revision: Primary lesson objective: The goal of the 2nd project is to expand and revise on the previous project while also crafting a specific argument. Students will learn to use freewriting to develop

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Celebrity Culture Pre-Draft: Introducing Critical Writing

Lesson Plan: Introducing Critical Writing  Lesson objective(s): The ability to apply the critical reading tools discussed in class (summary, analysis, evaluation) to writing Total estimated time: 110 minutes Course work or assignment underway: Analytical narrative Work and/or reading completed before

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Food Pre-Draft: Evaluating an Argument By Producing a Thesis Statement

Criticizing the Critics: Evaluating an Argument By Producing a Thesis Statement Lesson objective(s): Students will learn to critically engage the claims of a text through analysis and evaluation. Total estimated time: 60 minutes. Additional outcome(s): Students will practice “active” reading.

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Food Pre-Draft: Writing with a Thesis, Evidence, and Analysis

Writing with a Thesis, Evidence, and Analysis Lesson objective(s): To help students understand what makes an effective thesis and how their thesis should be supported by evidence and analysis. Total estimated time: 6o minutes Course work or assignment underway: Research

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Food Pre-Draft: Description and Analysis

The Art of Distinction: Description and Analysis Lesson objective(s): Fostering an awareness of the distinction between description and analysis. Total estimated time: 75 minutes. Additional outcome(s): Students will practice producing and discussing original writing. Course work or assignment underway: Reading

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Page to Stage Pre-Draft: Performance Review Outline

Outline for Performance Review The outline is based on Goethe’s 3 questions about a theatrical performance: What were they trying to do? Did they do it? Was it worth doing? Use this outline to gather information during, and shortly after

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NYC Pre-Draft: Comparative Analysis

For essay #1:  Comparative Analysis Describe a NYC location (e.g. park, subway station, art gallery, soup kitchen, hotel lobby) to someone who knows it only superficially.  Your objective is to provide a rich and detailed description based on direct observation

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Higher Ed Pre-Draft: Reconstruct a Generalization

Reconstruct a generalization: “It’s important to remember how removed standardized tests are from the cognitive give-and-take of the classroom. That’s one reason why there is a debate among testing specialists as to whether a test score…is really an accurate measure

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Higher Ed Pre-Draft: Analyze an Image

Analyze an image/Write an illustrated description: Using an image of an educational “structure” or “space” (i.e. a photo of the inside or outside of a building that would commonly appear on a high school or college campus, or an image

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Higher Ed Pre-Draft: Creating PIE Paragraphs

Creating PIE Paragraphs Points: A primary statement you are making that will contribute to your overall theme, angle or argument. In your profile, what points do you want to make about this individual’s character, motivations, or plans? Where will this

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