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Draw the Argument

barclay_barrios
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Switching to a visual register is a great way to get students thinking about a text in new ways. When discussing an essay, put students into groups and ask them to draw the argument, finding quotations from the text to support their representation. Groups can then re-draw these on the board to prompt class discussion. Listen to this Post! An Audio Bits Podcast (0:31 min)
About the Author
Barclay Barrios is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Programs at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches freshman composition and graduate courses in composition methodology and theory, rhetorics of the world wide web, and composing digital identities. He was Director of Instructional Technology at Rutgers University and currently serves on the board of Pedagogy. Barrios is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and the author of Emerging.