Spring 2017 Teaching in the First Week – Composition Faculty Workshops

Sample Activities
131 Lesson Plan Day 1
Reflections on Academic Discourse
Rhetorical Terms Questionnaire
Thoughts on Rhetoric Day 1 Exercise-1
Icebreakers_More Activities

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