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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:

Posted in Analysis, Critical Reading & Writing, Evidence
Science & Culture Pre-Draft: Evaluating Appropriate Evidence

Evaluating Appropriate Evidence  Note: This lesson plan will work best in a computer lab where you can project excerpts of academic essays and student work as they write it. Lesson objective(s):  Evaluating appropriate evidence. Total estimated time: 85 minutes Additional

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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

Posted in Analysis, Evidence, Paragraph, Sources & Citation
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

Posted in Analysis, Description, Evidence, Peer Review & Revision
Comedy and Satire Pre-Draft: Writing a friend’s imagined response to a difficult satirical text

Writing a friend’s imagined response to a difficult satirical text Our next paper asks you to convince someone that your reading of a satirical text is the reading that best matches the argument of the text and that his or

Posted in Evidence, Thesis
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.

Posted in Analysis, Evidence, Thesis
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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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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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

Posted in Analysis, Evidence, Paragraph
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

Posted in Analysis, Evidence, Paragraph, Sources & Citation

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