Engaging Learners In The 21st Century: Mission Possible: Creativity Anmd Scholarship In Freshman Composition

John Cartier has his students use composition level skills and paper formats (process, narrative, cause and effect, etc) to create a fictional story of a character. They pick from 23 tropes and then follow steps:

  • Draft one: define appearance and personality
  • Draft two describe character’s room, very detailed in thirds person
  • Draft three process of something and then narrative of a foil
  • Draft one research about something
  • Draft two turning point
  • Draft three additional narrative and 10 million dollar example
  • Draft four personal letter