Favorite exercises/ materials for Freshman Composition classes? Help me engage young minds in order to
I have been hired as a Teaching Assistant for Fall '07, and I'm going to be putting a syllabus together over the summer. I am going to be teaching my own section, as opposed to working in conjunction with another professor. It's set up to be fairly open in terms of structure-- free reign for me.
The text I am going to use primarily
is Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Readings Across Disciplines, 4th Edition
, one of three texts chosen by T.A. consensus (there are two others, but the texts are particular to the "strand" one chooses-- "Life Writing," "Academic Writing," and "Cultural Conversations"; I have chosen the third.)
The content of my class will incorporate aspects of all three, but I can use any resource outside of the text that you can think of-- multimedia, essays, other books, etc.
What were/ are your favorite exercises or readings for Freshman Composition?
Whether you are an educator or just remember something really cool that stood out for you as a student, any ideas you might have are welcome!