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Pedagogy (1 April 2012) 12 (2): 366–377.
Published: 01 April 2012
... multimedia formats. Poster sessions also promote alternative assessment strategies such as peer and self-assessment. We report here on the ways that we have used this assignment format in our basic linguistics class, titled “The Nature of Language.” We conclude with tips on incorporating poster assignments...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2012) 12 (1): 161–167.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Sean Murray Like many a composition instructor, I have often designed writing assignments that attempt to get students forging genuine connections between the personal and the political. Yet these assignments have not always been met with overwhelming enthusiasm from my classes, to put it politely...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2018) 18 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Caitlin Kelly This article argues that to help students join academic conversations we should look for opportunities to integrate multimedia texts into the classroom, both as artifacts to study and as models for assignments. In contrast to traditional assignments like response papers, projects that...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2010) 10 (3): 555–562.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Jane Mathison Fife This article describes an assignment that involves students in an exploration of the rhetorical practices common in Facebook, making use of rhetorical savvy that they have—but generally are not aware of—to teach the often-challenging skill of rhetorical analysis. The class...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2013) 13 (3): 537–544.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Michael Brisbois This essay provides an approach to teaching T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land . The approach is designed to disassociate the student from the annotation usually provided by either Eliot or an editor. The assignment is presented in multiple frameworks and hopes to make students deal with...
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Pedagogy (1 April 2016) 16 (2): 356–367.
Published: 01 April 2016
... discussion and course writing assignments, this reading progression invites students to see race from a new perspective. In this article I share my reasons for creating this course, detail its assignments, and show how the course can help students expand their understanding of race in American society. I...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2009) 9 (3): 547–554.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Carolyn Kraus In assigning her university memoir-writing class to locate documents of significance to their lives as a starting point for composing personal essays, this teacher compelled her students to search outside themselves for material—in effect, to undertake research in a genre that many...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2009) 9 (3): 555–561.
Published: 01 October 2009
... living. Central to this effort is a writing assignment that asks students to (1) offer a research-based description of the economics of their postgraduation lives, assess on the basis of evidence drawn from Walden what Thoreau might think of their plans, then respond to Thoreau's probable views, or (2...
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Pedagogy (1 April 2011) 11 (2): 404–408.
Published: 01 April 2011
... genre to undergraduates in all disciplines, and to demonstrate this tenet in my own experience, I give examples of how I taught formal and thematic elements through their use in contemporary media as well as several assignments that demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between staged theatre and its...
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Pedagogy (1 April 2011) 11 (2): 408–416.
Published: 01 April 2011
... African American boy has to devise his own escape from the inner city. Most important, class discussions of (as well as the writing assignments focused on) Yakin's film necessarily confront the role that class hierarchies play in America as well as the cultural myths—like the unconditional individual—that...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2013) 13 (1): 59–65.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Joanna H. Drell This article examines how Dante used history and suggests approaches to incorporate his texts into undergraduate history teaching. Examples of successful assignments are offered that encourage students to compare Dante’s historical figures in a work like the Commedia with “real...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2012) 12 (3): 497–519.
Published: 01 October 2012
... asks students to analyze anthology apparatus texts and ultimately create their own, challenging students to consider the implications of constructing an American canon as well as the rhetorical challenge of defining and justifying it. The final part of the article includes example assignments, as well...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2013) 13 (1): 87–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
... assignments and discussion methods foreground the mutually reinforcing integration of creativity and analytical precision. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Works Cited Alighieri Dante . 1980 . Inferno , trans. Mandelbaum Allen . New York : Bantam Dell . ———. 1984...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2012) 12 (1): 121–138.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Erick Kelemen Textual criticism, often ignored or confined to graduate study, is academic writing based on close reading and therefore is ideal for undergraduate study because it teaches readers to be more careful and skeptical. Critical editing assignments require students to negotiate historical...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2012) 12 (1): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Margaret M. Strain; Rebecca Potter This essay argues for an interdisciplinary, team-taught approach to the Introduction to Graduate Studies course in which faculty from literary and rhetoric/writing studies model the intersections of both fields through course texts, assignments, and theoretical...
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Pedagogy (1 January 2013) 13 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 January 2013
... include interrogating the term diversity itself, providing historical and cultural context to the various issues illuminated in the novel, viewing related visual discourses such as film, and crafting writing and discussion assignments for the students to complete both in and out of class. These...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2014) 14 (3): 395–415.
Published: 01 October 2014
... from an assignment to produce a collaborative anthology of arguments. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Works Cited Allegheny College . April 20 , 2010 . “ Nastiness, Name-Calling, and Negativity: The Allegheny College Survey of Civility and Compromise in American Politics...
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Pedagogy (1 October 2014) 14 (3): 499–530.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Lisa Schreibersdorf Survey responses suggest that students in introductory literature classes perceive a mismatch between what they believe is important to do in assignments and what they learn from comments on their papers. Survey questions focused on the relative importance of key concepts in...
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Pedagogy (1 April 2014) 14 (2): 355–369.
Published: 01 April 2014
... with their shared city and their place in, for many college students, their new community. The author presents these ideas from a pedagogical perspective that lays the foundation for such a literature course, including defining the concept “sense of place,” selecting texts, and creating assignments...
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Pedagogy (1 April 2015) 15 (2): 233–251.
Published: 01 April 2015
...erin Khuê Ninh This article shares tactics for teaching Blu’s Hanging as a text assigned because of its controversy, though not necessarily subsumed by it. The novel is presented so as to grapple with the stakes of ethnic/racial representation alongside careful textual analysis, using the...