Success! First Year Seminar Celebration of Student Learning, Spring 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.