This demonstration focuses on using free verse poetry to strengthen L2 writers’ interpretive and invention skills. Drawing on the recent “translingual” turn, it explores poetry as a bridge to academic writing for language learners. Participants will read a short contemporary poem and compose their own “connotative definition,” using brainstorming exercises.
The Multi-Genre Research Project: Teaching Students the Research Skills for Academic Writing will discuss ways to help students become more flexible writers by developing an awareness of how genre works. According to scholars who study students' ability to transfer knowledge from one context to another, genre knowledge, among other skills, helps students analyze and adapt to various writing situations.
In a media landscape dominated by polarizing rhetoric, writing instructors have a renewed
responsibility to thoughtfully engage students. Utilizing a multimodal assignment, Rogerian and
Toulmin argument models can be applied and assessed by students in real-world and online
settings to foster empathy for opposing viewpoints by analyzing assumptions.
This presentation at UC's 9th Annual Equity & Inclusion Conference describes UC Libraries' successful programs and activities that educate the participants about equity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. The presenters shared their experience in organizing engaging sustainable events, fostering collaborations, and enhancing the lives of international students.
This presentation at the 7th Annual describes UC Libraries' efforts aimed at enhance international student library orientation, giving students keys to success living and studying in another country, and providing diversity training to UCL staff and student employees.