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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”. You may also request a lab orientation for your class. These are given by consultants and last between 20 and 30 minutes. They can only be requested during the first 3 weeks of a semester. You can also request instruction for your class in a particular program. Our consultants perform these. If you do want a consultant to lead your class in the instruction of a particular program, fill out the scheduling form and make sure to request a consultant. Also, email the assistant director (averylabad@gmail.com) to set this up. We appreciate a week’s notice for scheduling purposes.

Insta-Lessons

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.
Research

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

Paraphrase

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)

Plagiarism

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)

Quizzes

Working with Sources
Answers (supplied by Marie Drews)