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Instructor Resources

Instructors, these resources are designed to help you use and incorporate digital technology into your classroom. Below are descriptions for this part of the website.

To schedule a class in the lab, click “Schedule a Class”. If it is your class’s first time in the lab, you must also schedule a lab orientation. These are given by consultants and last between 10 and 15 minutes. If you would like a brief tutorial for yourself or your class on any available software or technology, please email the Assistant Director at Tutorials may be available for certain software or technology, but this is not guaranteed. We appreciate a week’s notice for scheduling purposes.


Insta-lessons are designed to help instructors create classroom activites and save time planning lessons. They were submitted by instructors here in the English Department. Most of the activities are designed to fill a 50-minute period.

Internet Research
Notetaking Strategies (designed to help students hone research skills–supplied by Marie Drews)


Computer Lab Paraphrasing Activity (use the AML to practice parapharase–supplied by Marie Drews)
Decoding Expressions (10-minute activity to introduce technical jargon and paraphrase to students–supplied by Paul Muhlhauser)


Unintentional Plagiarism Activity
Handout (activity for students to understand plagiarism and paraphrase by reading and rewriting a plagiarized passage–supplied by Marie Drews)

Peer Review/Revision

Peer Review Sheet (uses AFOSP–Assignment, Focus, Organization, Support, Proofreading–format–supplied by Marie Drews)
Peer Review Sheet (supplied by Paul Muhlhauser)
Peer Review Exercise (designed for a 101 class research paper–supplied Marie Drews)
Peer Review Grid (comment sheet for review–supplied by Marie Drews)
Descriptive Outlines (Students should be encouraged to compare their self-outlines with those provided by peers in order to revise for intended effect. The whole process can be done in one full class period, or the first part can be completed in 15-20 minutes in class and then the second part done as homework–supplied by Jared Anthony)
Modes of Revision (This handout on modes of revision can be used as an overhead only or as a handout. It provides a shared vocabulary to talk about where we are at various points in the drafting process–supplied by Jared Anthony)


Working with Sources
Answers (supplied by Marie Drews)