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Using TV Interviews to Craft Authentic Questions

posted: 3.31.14 by Andrea Lunsford

Today’s guest blogger is Andrew Bishop. Andrew has an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee. In addition to tutoring at Highbridge Voices in the Bronx he also teaches writing and American literature courses at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. 

Interviewers (like teachers) are often guilty of asking questions to which they assume they already know the answer. [read more]

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Multimodal Mondays: Interviewing Writers in Other Disciplines and Professions

posted: 2.17.14 by Andrea Lunsford

Do your students understand enough about writing they will do for their major or in their eventual career? This assignment suggests ways to get your students involved in collecting information about writing in various disciplines—and in professions outside of academia as well. [read more]

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Discovering Diversity

posted: 9.17.13 by Steve Bernhardt

I’ve made it a habit to teach intro comp each fall, in part to learn more about how to use Writer’s Help, but mostly because I enjoy working with new students. After a letter in which they introduce themselves to me as readers and writers, we get off to a fast start with a paper on campus diversity. [read more]

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Research on Research

posted: 3.7.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students review the material in the handbook on the research process and then have them expand this material by doing research on how research is done in their chosen discipline/field. Using interviews, reference books, articles, and the Internet, students could produce a short report that explains the citation system used in their field, the major methodologies, what counts as research, or what counts as evidence in that research.

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Citing Sources, Finding Sources, WAC/WID, Working with Sources
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