Annotated Bibliography Exercise
To solidify students' understanding of the three modes of writing required in the Ideas Matter project, I provide annotated bibliography entries I wrote as part of my master's program. First on their own, and then in a small group, students decide if they think a paragraph is an example of summary, rhetorical analysis, or personal response. As a class, we discuss signal phrases that indicate each and that the students can then utilize when writing their own Ideas Matter piece. Additionally, the inclusion of my own writing in the activity highlights the idea that this is a useful and authentic lesson to learn, as well as allowing me to discuss my own shortcomings and struggles as a student and a writer.
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