Mechanism Description: Staple Remover
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a staple remover.
By David Wehmeyer
Students read an explanation of plagiarism. They then read examples of student papers and decide if an original work was plagiarized.
Feasibility Topic Determination
In this learning activity you'll determine appropriate feasibility studies from a list of selected topics.
The You View
By Jennifer McIntosh, Barbara Laedtke
Learners will write effective business messages that incorporate a second-person point of view and focus on the benefit to the reader. This approach is often used to create positive messages, neutral messages, and inquiry messages in business settings.
Communicating in the Workplace
By Jennifer Heinritz
Compare the behaviors and situations that interfere with effective communication in the workplace with those that enhance listening skills and career performance.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
By Therese Nemec
The learner will explore basic human limitations that create barriers to critical thinking including selective thinking, false memories, and perceptual limitations.
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will identify the steps for preparing and facilitating a team meeting.
Communication: Identifying Active and Passive Voice
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will identify active and passive voice and distinguish between the two.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Communication
This activity will examine several of the barriers related to problems with communication.
Creating Directions: How to Anticipate and Adjust
By Rosie Bunnow
Learners write directions to gain experience asking questions from the point of view of the person who must follow the directions.
A Listening Improvement Plan
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll produce a personal listening improvement plan based on good listening techniques.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches -"Either/Or" Fallacy
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the either/or fallacy.
Logical Reasoning in Speeches
In this learning activity you'll explore the differences between primary and secondary research.
Determining the General Purpose of Your Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll explore the different types of purposes for giving speeches.
Mechanism Description: Stopwatch
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a stopwatch.
Documenting Sources Using MLA Format
In this exercise, students read a list of sources used in a research report. They follow MLA guidelines to write parenthetical references and to compile a Works Cited page.
Thinking About the Topic: Brainstorming
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll explore how to brainstorm a list of ideas related to a topic.
In this learning object you'll review various types of groups as well as the concepts of rules and norms in groups.
Concluding Your Speech
In this learning activity you'll review a conclusion and decide how effectively it summarized a speech. You'll also gain some tips for writing your own speech conclusion.
Thinking About the Topic: Free Writing
In this learning activity you'll create a free writing document on a topic.
Generating Ideas: Thinking About the Topic
In this learning object you'll practice three techniques for generating ideas.
Thinking About the Topic: Considering Your Purpose for Writing
In this learning activity you'll review the four main purposes for writing documents: expressive, literary, persuasive, and reality.
Writing Effective Instructions
The learner will distinguish effective from ineffective approaches to writing instructions.
Communication: The Writing Process
The learner will identify the three steps in the writing process and the elements in each step.
Leaving a Telephone Message
By Susan Maloney
Students listen to three telephone messages and enter their evaluation of each one. They then read a list of guidelines for leaving effective messages.