Syllabus kahoot! Response

Added by Jen Booth, response for Please Allow Me To Introduce My Field Activity

In the very first class, I break students into small groups and give each group a course syllabus to review. They’re given 10 – 15 minutes to review and ask each other questions about the contents of the syllabus. The groups are then pitted against each other in a kahoot! That asks 10 questions about… Read more »

References & citing Response

Added by Jen Booth, response for Like Driving a Car Activity

I think that in academic writing, mastering the art of referencing & citing is a lot like driving a car. Students who have never encountered citation or referencing before are like fish out of water. They attempt to do their citations and reference page last, and struggle just to put a simple in-text citation together…. Read more »

WIIFM – writing an essay Response

Added by Jen Booth, response for WIIFM Activity

Students everywhere collectively groan when told they will need to write an essay. I spend significant time in class trying to build a case for the research essay. So, I think this works really well for a “What’s In It For Me” list. WIIFM – the Research Essay process learn to use the library databases… Read more »

syllabus map… for comm essentials Response

Added by Jen Booth, response for Syllabus Concept Map Activity

I find mind maps absolutely mystifying. My brain likes charts and paragraphs. I decided to try to extend my brain and rough out a mind map – I’m not sure I like it, but here is what I came up with.  I decided to try to map how the learning outcomes of the course play… Read more »

Research – before or after? Response

Added by Jen Booth, response for Misunderstood Activity

Students feel that because they can Google, they’ve mastered the art of research.  This week has been all about trying to help students understand that the research comes first, and should inform the way their essay develops. My analogy… Doing the research after you write the essay is like assembling flat packed furniture without checking… Read more »