Argument/purpose-driven, persuasive, informative, narrative, expressive, frequently multimodal.
- Genre Switching: Practicing Journalism – Jane Weiss
Abstract: Although journalistic genres are not typically taught in English 1200 or other college composition courses, I have begun including a journalistic article as the third main writing project in English 1200 (after two more conventional kinds of essays) for several reasons.
- Group Research Project on Immigration Laws – Tisha Ulmer
Abstract: Students work in groups to prepare a PowerPoint about major American immigration laws.
- “Diving Into Family History” Project – Sara Rutkowski
Abstract: Students explore an aspect of their family’s history by conducting both original fieldwork and historical research, and then present and analyze their findings in a final report.
- Remixing the Research Paper – Michelle Gabay
Abstract: This assignment is the second in a series of projects that grow out the research paper students work on throughout the semester. Students are asked to think about a new audience and repurpose their essay, to relay important information, research, or ideas to a non-academic audience.
- The Immigration Experience – Bob Blaisdell
Abstract: Using various readings by immigrants, videos about the experience of being an immigrant, and conducting an interview with an immigrant in order to appreciate the similarities of the immigration experience in America across time and cultures.