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Creating Children's Books in College Composition: An Exercise in Research, Audience, and Genre Analysis

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This presentation will be useful for anyone looking to revamp the typical college essay assignment into one requiring research and imagination but with real world application. This assignment, which asks FYW students to transform their research essays into children's books, encourages genre analysis and audience awareness. The presenter will model the group activity leading into the production of the books, provide samples of student work, and suggest possibilities for community outreach once the books have been created.

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Apr 6th, 2:03 PM Apr 6th, 2:55 PM

Creating Children's Books in College Composition: An Exercise in Research, Audience, and Genre Analysis

Room 203

This presentation will be useful for anyone looking to revamp the typical college essay assignment into one requiring research and imagination but with real world application. This assignment, which asks FYW students to transform their research essays into children's books, encourages genre analysis and audience awareness. The presenter will model the group activity leading into the production of the books, provide samples of student work, and suggest possibilities for community outreach once the books have been created.