Sample Lesson Plans
Designed by: Laura Hakala
To help students see their papers in a new perspective and visually understand how to revise papers for structure and organization.
WHAT IF . . . : REVISING STRUCTURE (2-page DOC)
Designed by: Lauren Oetinger
This activity can be used in conjunction with the class’s first long paper, or with the portion of the semester set aside for portfolio workshopping. Today’s primary goal is to get students thinking globally about revision in a low-stakes way.
THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE PEER WORKSHOP (2-page DOC)
Designed by: Fred Clarke
On the one hand, a student defending his own argument must think critically in order to respond to counterarguments, ultimately clarifying specific points and addressing holes in his evidence. On the other hand, the student assigned the role of Devil’s Advocate must think critically about the text in front of him and challenge assertions by presenting possible counterarguments, identifying any lack of evidence, and presenting other possible solutions.
WORDINESS ISSUES (2-page DOC)
Designed by: Dr. Jameela Lares
In groups, redraft one of these paragraphs to be as streamlined as possible.