Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing

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When writing a research paper, it can be easy to overlook the human side of scholarship – how being cited in a study (or not) can have real, material consequences, and how social structures can systematically exclude certain people from scholarship. This activity and lesson explores these ideas and gives students strategies for making their literature reviews more inclusive.

All told, this lesson takes about 50 minutes to an hour -- 20-30 minutes for the readings and pre-workshop activity, and 30 minutes of discussion. 

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Using three example excerpts on citation practice and the experiences of specific scholars, attendees will interrogate and discuss how whiteness and other oppressions impact citation practice using a series of questions. 

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The Densho website provides first-hand accounts and other resources that document the experience of Japanese American incarceration in World War II. This activity guides students through the Densho Encyclopedia to find historical and cultural information related to themes from Jamie Ford's Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Teaching Resource

This book by Amy J. Catalano houses the leading library research instruments in use for the past 15 years, providing one-page evaluations to help expedite your research validation.

Teaching Resource

Education Northwest provides high-quality research, technical assistance, professional development, and evaluation services that address the most pressing education and youth-services needs in their region and across the country.

Teaching Resource

The National Writing Project is a United States professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects. The mission of the NWP is to improve student achievement by impr

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An open access MOOC in French to bonify the information literacy skills of university students (with Moodle).

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Many academic and public libraries display their unique archives and special collections materials in exhibition spaces. With an array of primary sources and visuals, special collections exhibitions offer a wonderful venue for experiential learning of constructed narratives and perspectives. This Exhibition Explorer Card Deck is designed to guide students to experience close viewing of special collections materials through explicit steps for thinking rhetorically and critically in an exhibit space.

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This lesson is intended to increase students’ awareness of content types and how various source types are created in order to 1) assist them in accurate citation practices and 2) help them to effectively select and evaluate sources using basic indicators such as purpose, audience, authorship, and additional factors that shape the creation of the source.

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This lesson is designed for lower-division composition undergraduate students to learn frameworks for evaluating the audience and purpose of various information sources. After analyzing an array of sources for audience and purpose students can dig in to a source in more detail looking for markers of authority and discussing strategies for verifying claims.

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