Below you’ll find a series of examples of activities from our very own University of Delaware instructors to be used in the First- Year Writing classroom. All instructors included below have given permission for their activities to be shared. If you do choose to use one of these assignments in your classroom, please be sure to give the creators credit!
Developing Research-able Questions, submitted by Christine Grogan
Academic Synthesis Skits, submitted by Brett Seekford
Identifying the Characteristics of Genre, submitted by Amish Trivedi
Research is a (Murder) Mystery, submitted by Juliana Jones-Beaton
Growth Mindset, submitted by Eman Al-Drous
Integrating Sources, submitted by David Potsubay
Making Connections Between Likes & Dislikes, submitted by Alexander McKee
Research Scavenger Hunt, submitted by Bret Vukoder
Old Spice Ads Rhetorical Analysis, submitted by Robert Alderman
Media Analysis, submitted by Grace Bartel
Thank you to those who contributed and to Kathleen Lyons for compiling these activities!