Scholarship as Literal Conversation
This activity helps students collectively practice summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting. To begin, students have a conversation as a class on any topic of their choosing. The instructor transcribes the conversation and then as a group, the class examines the conversation and write summaries, paraphrases and quotes.
Students will be able to effectively summarize, paraphrase, and quote, using in-text citations
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
This activity can be used in a one-shot library instruction class or by an instructor in a semester long course.
Students are often eager to lead their own discussion, but it they need prompting, don't be afraid to ask probing or follow up questions ("Why do you like hop-hop? What is it you enjoy?") or assign opinions to them, ("So your favorite type of music is show tunes!") to get them to explain why they do or do not like what you've thrown out, or respond instead with an opinion of their own.