Informal, Low-Stakes Writing Assignment
CSCL 3458w, Section 2
The Body and the Politics of Representation
Tuesdays, 6:20-8:50 pm
Instructor: Thomas O. Haakenson
Three Possible Write-to-Learn Prompts
1. Representation (5 min. brainstorming with a partner; 10 min. class discussion):
a. What is a representation?
b. List some of the ways in which the human body might be represented?
2. Analyzing Images (5 min. brainstorming with a partner; 10 min. class discussion):
a. How would you define the word ‚Äúpolitical‚Ä??
b. The image on the overhead / PowerPoint is a copy of a painting by Grant Wood titled American Gothic. How might such a representation be political?
3. Course Description (10 min. mini-lecture clarifying terms; 10 min. brainstorming with partner; 15 min. class discussion):
a. Review the course description with a partner or partners. Rewrite the description as if you were presenting the description to one of the following:
i. An elementary school student
ii. A grandparent
iii. A friend not in our course
iv. President Bush