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20 Writing Activities to Enhance Learning Handout PDF
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This handout includes a range of writing assignments and activities you can ask students to complete in your course in order to promote their learning. Many of these assignments can have high stakes or low stakes versions. See the “High Stakes and Low Stakes Writing Assignments” handout for moreinformation.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/14/2022
All About APA Handout PDF
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This resource provides detailed information on how to cite and write in APA style. Writers will learn how to organize their work and develop in-text and formal reference lists according to APA.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/06/2022
Approaching Big Projects Handout PDF
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When working on longer or more important writing projects, writers often face many of the same issues commonly discussed in connection with writer’s block: information, order, insight, and need. These, combined with the pressures we feel about now having to write texts that are not only longer but also higher stakes projects, often make projects seem overly intimidating. From the very beginning of your work on a thesis, article, dissertation, or book project, you must take steps to minimize the issues that would slow you down or prevent you from finishing.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/12/2022
Assigning Reflective Writing Prompts in Lab Settings Handout PDF
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As teachers, we ask students to reflect so that they can practice critical thinking, see connections between different learning experiences, and synthesize information with their future or professional goals. Reflective writing fosters students’ awareness of their habits of thinking and helps them to develop and solidify productive ways of approaching problems. Students experiencing labs might be able to describe what they are seeing, but they need guidance from more experienced scientific professionals to reflect on lab experiences.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/13/2022
Brainstorming Questions: Fulbright Personal Statement Handout PDF
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These questions are meant to help you brainstorm before drafting your personal statement.Importantly, a personal statement needs to tell a clear, concise personal story. You do not just want to transfer your response to these questions to a document as a first draft. Rather, you will need to refine and explore these questions in preparation of developing a first draft. At the bottom of this document are suggestions for seeking out feedback on your drafts.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/14/2022
Creating a Professional Personal Brand Worksheet PDF
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Personal Brand: the representation of your work (research, service, teaching, professional products) in the form of a coherent message about who you are, what you do, and what you value. This worksheet will help you begin developing your personal brand statement.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/10/2022
Creating a Says/Does Outline Worksheet PDF
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A says/does outline can help you understand not only what writers say but also why and how they say it. For each paragraph, begin by summarizing what the author says: What is the main point of the paragraph? Then describe what the paragraph does: What purpose does the paragraph serve in the larger argument? This tool pairs nicely with marking up the text.

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English Language Arts
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/13/2022
Creating a Writing Schedule Worksheet PDF
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You will be more productive if writing becomes an important and regular part of your routine. Rather than fitting writing in around everything else in your life, schedule your writing time just like you schedule the rest of your work.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/12/2022
Critical Thinking through Reflection Rubric PDF
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Critical Thinking through Reflection’ focuses on evidence of critical thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, creation) as it exists in within artifacts, arrangement, and reflective writing and across the ePortfolio as a whole. The following table enlists a rubric for evaluation of the aforementioned three aspects of the ePortfolio (i.e. artifacts, arrangement, and reflective writing) and details the characteristics of each aspect from a beginner to a professional level.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Activity/Lab
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/13/2022
Designing Scientific Posters PDF
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Scientific posters are a tool for communicating your researchand explaining why it matters to a particular audience. What makes a scientific poster effective relies on your audience, discipline, and professional context. You’ll want to consider who is viewing your poster.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/10/2022
Designing Scientific Posters PDF
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Scientific posters are a tool for communicating your researchand explaining why it matters to a particular audience. What makes a scientific poster effective relies on your audience, discipline, and professional context. You’ll want to consider who is viewing your poster.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/14/2022
Deterring Plagiarism Handout PDF
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This handout introduces the idea of plagiarism and its various types. Further, it recommends strategies to faculty on how plagiarism can be avoided by using techniques such as timely peer review, feedback, and effective paraphrasing.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Reading
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Auburn University
Date Added:
10/06/2022
Developing Writing Rubrics Handout PDF
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This handout provides an overview of different kinds of rubrics you might want to use, as well as ways of describing performance levels. It also includes advice for developing a successful rubric.

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Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Auburn University
Date Added:
10/12/2022