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Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

My classes have theme weeks.  If you’re a student in my class, you  can guess the theme via facebook (Drcathynmc), twitter (@DrCathyNMC), Instagram (@DrCathyNMC), or just do it old school in our Zoom meetings in Moodle. I’ve even grabbed the username on YouTube, but have yet to upload anything there since Ensemble meets that need… Continue Reading Making it FUN – keeping students engaged in uncertain times

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Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

Annotated by the Author is published weekly by the New York Times – it highlights one of the week’s articles and has the author explain their revision, editing, and rhetorical choices.  Everything from fixing grammatical errors to specific use of terms and names are explained.  These insights (we call them the ‘meta’ of writing) allow… Continue Reading Rhetorical Choices: Using the New York Times “Annotated by the Author” in Class

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The Lock Box Exam: “Escaping the Rhetoric” – Checking Content & Reinforcing Gen Ed Outcomes

Before I begin, I need to give credit and a shout out to Nick Roster, who inspired me with his own lock box activity.  I had been wanting to do a group-styled “exam” for some time with my  classes, and his idea of the “lock box” gave me the inspiration and vehicle to move my… Continue Reading The Lock Box Exam: “Escaping the Rhetoric” – Checking Content & Reinforcing Gen Ed Outcomes

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