Brooklyn College Writing Across the Curriculum


Mini-lessons

Avoiding Plagiarism (Chicago Manual of Style)
Students will learn the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They will complete a short quiz on plagiarism to show mastery of the skill.
discipline: General

Avoiding plagiarism (MLA)
Students will learn the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They will complete a short quiz on plagiarism to show mastery of the skill.
discipline: Film

Avoiding Plagiarism (APA)
Students will learn the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it. They will complete a short quiz on plagiarism to show mastery of the skill.
discipline: General

Summarizing a Source
During this lesson, students will learn how to summarize an article and will then identify the best summary during a brief exercise.
discipline: General

Summarizing a Source
During this lesson, students will learn how to summarize an article and will then identify the best summary during a brief exercise.
discipline: Speech

Academic Diction
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the use of academic diction in their own writing.
disciplines: General, Education, Physical Anthropology, Speech

The Interview as an Instrument for Peer Review
The purpose of this exercise is to teach students how to use the interview as a technique to hone in on a topic and generate a thesis statement.
discipline: Philosophy

Thesis Statements
The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with a working definition of a thesis statement while also helping them to acquire techniques that will aid them in constructing their own thesis statements.
discipline: General

Using MLA Style: Internal Citations and Works Cited
This mini-lesson is designed to cover the basic formats of MLA in-text citation and works cited.
discipline: General

Writing a Literature Review
This mini-lesson shows students how to write a short literature review essay for disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
discipline: General

Organizing Essays
Students will learn several strategies for organizing short, persuasive essays, preferably after they have started pre-writing. This lesson emphasizes the usefulness of developing strong thesis statements and effective outlines as part of the writing process.
discipline: General








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