Activities For Further Reflection
Your instructor may ask you to do the following exercises.
- Find something you wrote a long time ago, such as a high school essay or short story. What do you notice when you look at it again? How would you revise it?
- Write an assignment from this class in another style or for a new audience. For example, turn your memo into a video or a meme.
- Try three different revision techniques on a single assignment. Which one was most successful? How did each impact the final product.
- Remix an assignment from this class (or another you’re taking) to share it in a different way with a different audience. For example, you might take a report you wrote in your horticulture class about GMO foods and turn it into an Infographic that educates an online audience about a myth about GMO food.
- Remix something for an audience who speaks a different language or is part of a different culture.
- Come up with two different concepts or ideas that you’ve learned in two different classes, then see how many ways you can combine them together.
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VanDerWerff, Todd. (2018) Gritty’s evolution from googly-eyed hockey mascot to meme to leftist avatar, explained. Retrieved from https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/24/18145323/gritty-explained-mascot-flyers-meme-leftist
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