Assessments & Activities

On this page you will find various assignments, activities, and assessments that you might try while using the PASS. You are welcome to download the PDFs and adapt the files as you see fit. Please contact us if you wish to contribute a new or revised activity.

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Mini Class Conference

This is a scaffolded assignment from a 25-student introductory Literature and Writing course. Students viewed and discussed PASS precedents before presenting 2-minute individual papers on 10-minute themed panels.

Learning to Speak in the Disciplines

This brainstorming exercise asks students to reflect on the norms of scholarly oral presentation genres across academic disciplines by comparing two videos from the Scholarly Speaking Archive.