Using Tattoos to Teach the Essay Writing Process

Recording: Using Tattoos to Teach the Essay Writing Process, Mar 5, 2019

Participants will practice essay writing skills through the analogy of creating tattoos. They'll use critical analysis via live observation, modern research skills via smartphone, and first person interviews to draft, revise, and finalize a tattoo on me. They'll progress from low stakes (pen and paper) to medium stakes (dry erase markers and my arms) to high stakes (permanent markers and my arms). The larger takeaway for educators is how to craft engaging lessons for uninvested students.

Please note there will be an encore of this session at 3:00pm on Wednesday, March 6 in Room 2 of the Austin Convention Center.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Format: Hands On
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding