Unit 3 of the ENG111 curriculum is designed to help out students learn the elements of effective argumentative writing. We refer to them as Pathos, Ethos, and Logos — Emotions, Ethics, and Logic. This week’s active and applied learning project was to put these elements into a quick video (two minutes or less). We ‘borrowed… Continue Reading Persuasive Writing is Purr-fect for ENG111
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Our ENG111 textbook addresses Scientific Methods within the Narrative chapters. As most of our students are not intending on studying English as a major/minor, I’ve found a need to take some time and address this narrative practice and its applications for our students. IMRaD stand for Introduction, Methods, Results, & Discussion. We most often associate… Continue Reading Scientific Method in English Class? (It works! Hear me out!)
I have, in the past, asked ENG 112 students to research a debunked scientific theory or conspiracy theory that people still believe today. As they research, they must create a theory about why some folks to continue to hold that belief despite it being proven false. A former student whom I ran into outside of… Continue Reading “Your Conspiracy Theory Assignment Changed My Life”
Into the Arctic is a traveling exhibit that’s at the Dennos Museum until the end of the calendar year 2017. The exhibit provides incredible vistas of northern Canada painted en plein air under sometimes incredible conditions. In the videos that accompany the exhibit by Cory Trépanier — we see his family, his friends, his guides… Continue Reading Ekphrasis Into the Arctic at the Dennos
I read an article in the New York Times this week called “Kids, Would you Please Start Fighting?” and I was struck by the thesis of the piece, especially as it relates to argument writing courses. The author discusses how argument is the genesis for creativity, and laments the fact that people do not always… Continue Reading How Can I Get My Students to Start Fighting?