This activity, created by Justin Gest, involves learning through "speed dating." The activity focuses on how to craft excellent topic sentences and substantively centers on the question: how are conceptual and classic understandings of the state (or polis) complicated by globalization and immigration?
On the board, Justin prompts the students to brainstorm what makes a good topic sentence, aiming for the students to list that they should:
2) be concise
3) summarize the paragraph to come
4) be attractive
6) link to the thesis