|The Weird Sisters--The Great Lakes Theater Festival, 2008|
Jason and I also discussed ways to connect our Basic Writing students. One simple way is to have them take the same practice CUNY Writing tests and then have them comment on each other's responses. Jason has chosen to have his students revise their responses while I have asked mine to leave them as they originally wrote them to get a sense of what/how they can write in 90 minutes.
We are also planning a second connection starting sometime next week using the Sharing option in Blogger to have students do some creative/critical collective thinking about the shared topics of our courses (illusion/simulation vs. reality, dystopia, identity, media culture, etc.). I am very excited about the possibilities of this exercise, and I think it may become a staple seminar interaction. Stay Tuned!