Students did an outstanding job tonight presenting their research at the First Year Seminar Celebration of Student Learning! #interactivefiction #writing #storytelling #research pic.twitter.com/i8U0ITHN7Z— Christian Sheehy (@christiansheehy) April 24, 2019
As part of my First Year Seminar this semester, I tasked students with researching and writing a substantial project about an aspect of non-linear storytelling they found interesting. After the papers were submitted and graded, I required each student to present their research at Flame, the culminating event of the First Year Seminar experience.
Although I can’t take credit for planning the event, I am pleased that all of my students participated and did a great job distilling their projects into well-crafted “elevator speech” types of presentations. It also gave students the opportunity to exercise their public speaking skills with a crowd of hundreds.
In future posts, I plan to detail how I taught various lessons about non-linear storytelling, interactive fiction, and literary theory throughout the semester.