This lecture provides tips for creating effective presentations.
Provide students with a basic understanding of how academic arguments are structured. Show how opinions can be formulated into academic arguments. Use the worksheet in Student Resources to give students practice formulating academic arguments.
Use the lecture to guide students through the four steps of researching: preparing, conducting research, taking notes, and incorporating sources into a paper.
Use the three workshop activities to help students analyze research papers and how they are constructed. The workshop helps teach them about citations and how they serve readers; the use of students’ ideas, paraphrase and quotation; and the structure of research papers.
Class Schedule WA: Use this schedule as an easy way to incorporate Write-Anything into your writing class. You can add, delete or rearrange to meet your curriculum requirements or teaching preferences. The class works with or without a textbook, and you can choose the readings you like.
Writing Workshop Organizing: Use this group exercise to help students understand the process by which they can organize information for their writing.
Writing Workshop Summarizing: Show students how to write a clear, accurate summary of an article or essay.
Writing Workshop Show v Tell: Use this worksheet to help students practice providing detailed explanations to make their writing come to life.
Specifics and Support: Provide students with a worksheet to help them understand the difference between generalities and specific claims. Help them work to provide credible evidence for their claims.