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Adding the Visual

posted: 11.20.06 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review the section of the handbook on using visuals and/or visual argument. As they revise their current draft, ask them to incorporate a visual element: a picture, clip art, a table, a graph, or a chart. How does this element change the argument of the paper in its articulation or effectiveness?

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Categories: Argument, Assignment Idea, Document Design, Drafting, Revising, Rhetorical Situation, Teaching with Technology, Visual Argument
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Applying for a Grade

posted: 11.20.06 by Barclay Barrios

Give students a copy of the grading guidelines for the course and then have them review the section of the handbook on letters of application. For midterm conferences, ask each student to write a letter applying for a particular grade. Like a letter of application, the opening should make clear what grade they are applying for, and then the body should make it clear what their qualifications are, connecting their written work of the semester to the grading criteria.

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Categories: Argument, Assessment, Business Writing, Document Design, Handbooks
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