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About

Learn-2-Learn Game Co-Designers: Shelley Rodrigo, Megan McKittrick, Matt Beale, Amy Adcock, Sarah Spangler, & Marquise Twitty 2011-2015 The Learn-2-Learn (L2L) Game is a gameful learning environment with basic student success strategies, self-efficacy activities, and write-to-learn prompts. We are developing a game architecture to motivate students and support materials to help faculty implement small L2L activities to courses that […]

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Index

Learning Support Being Present Conquering Distractions Ignoring Bodily Distractions Note Taking Connecting to Your Learning Engaging What You Read Practicing Note Taking with Readings Studying what You Hear Studying What You Read Synthesizing Your Learning End-of-Course, Connecting Note Taking to Course Goals Reading Don’t Just Read, SQ3R Overcoming Reading Distractions Preparing to Read Skimming Before […]

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Research & Writing Support

Identify a Topic/Problem/Question Deciding and narrowing a research topic are important first steps in the research process. Remember, the topic you choose will likely be the focus of your work for a considerable chunk of the semester. Use these activities to help you find a topic you’ll enjoy researching and that fits the parameters of […]

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Living Support

Managing Time Work, school, friends, eating, sleeping…there are a lot of events and requirements to keep organized. Consider using these activities to help manage your time and energy. Sleeping Research shows that sleeping, or lack thereof, affects learning. Use these activities to help your sleep so that you perform better in your classes. Student Support […]

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Learning Support

Being Present Whether in class or while doing homework, use these activities to help you focus in the moment. Note Taking These are strategies for taking notes while you are reading a text or listening to a lecture. Reading These strategies not only help you read, but they also help you to better engage with the content […]

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Project/Course Portfolio: Writing a Reflective Cover Letter

In a portfolio, your goal is to reflect on how and why you have grown as a writer through the processes in this project and/or course. The focus will be on your self-evaluation and reflection as a writer and learner. Components of a Course Portfolio Most portfolios are made up of two major components: The […]

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Future Students

Activity Write a letter to future students in this course. Tell them the “good, bad, and ugly” of completing this project. Be sure to include at least two tips or suggestions to help them. Share-out: Copy/paste or upload your reflection to the comments thread below.

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Process Reflection

Activity Spend 5-10 minutes jotting down your process for composing this project (use the questions below to guide you, but don’t limit yourself to these questions): What kinds of brainstorming activities did you do? Did you participate in peer review(s)? Did you conference with your professor? How much prewriting did you do? How many trips […]

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Audio Reflection

Activity Select an audio-recording technology. Some that you might consider are SoundCloud (web-based), Quicktime (MAC computer application), Windows Media Player (PC computer application, or Audacity (download application from web). Set a timer for 5 minutes. Record an audio response to the following three questions (read through the questions before you start recording): What do you […]

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Reflect on Final Project & Process

Activity 1. Start a new document and reflect on your project using the following prompts: What part of your entire project are you most proud? Why? What do you wish you had time to further expand, include, or revise in the project? When and where did you get stuck while working on the project? How […]

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Reflect on the Rhetorical Situation

Activity 1.  Start a new document and reflect upon your project using the following prompts. Purpose/aim: What do you want the audience to do after reading/consuming the text? Don’t just give the verb of the action (e.g., persuade, educate, call to action, entertain, inform, shock, etc.); instead, discuss the specific argument or type of entertainment […]

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Connecting Projects to Course Objectives/Outcomes

Activity Find the course objectives or outcomes for the class (at minimum, find a course description). Reflect on how your final project, and the steps you took to complete it, demonstrate that you have learned some or all of the course objectives. Also, discuss what you learned about yourself as a writer. Share-out: Copy/paste or upload […]

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Visual Reflection: Project, Process, & Feelings

Activity Find three pictures that represent your recently completed project, the progress of completing your project, and your feelings about having completed your project. Paste in copies of the images, or links to the images, in a word processing document. Briefly describe how and why these images best present your project, process, and feelings. Share-out: Copy/paste […]

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Present your Project Ignite Style (5 Minutes)

Ignite style presentations are only five minutes long; they include 20 PowerPoint or Keynote slides that are set to auto-advance every 15 seconds. Actiivity 1. As a way to develop a concise presentation of your research project, develop an Ignite style presentation. Use the resources on this page to help. 2. Share-out options: Upload your […]

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Citation Check

“Works Cited” or “References” lists at the end of your research papers only include resources that you actually cited within the context of your essay. Before submitting your final essay, be sure to verify your citations. Activity Print out a draft of your paper. Separate your end-of-paper bibliography from the rest of the essay. Carefully […]