Overview: Students respond to a quote by formulating for and against the position on the spot.
- Develop students' mental agility for analytical thinking
- Train students in concise argumentation
- Help students review course material
- The instructor gives students a question or a quote from an author or figure related to the course material.
- Students are prompted to develop an argument for or against the position. They outline an argument in 5 minutes, providing 3 supporting points and a conclusion.
- Instructors can decide whether students keep their arguments to review independently or submit them for feedback.
See also: Do Now, Quick Write, Observational, Applied/Concrete, Theoretical/Abstract, Government, Classroom Assessment, Reflection & Feedback, Fostering Motivation, Stimulating Students to Think, up to 10 minutes, Learn Foundational Knowledge, Evaluate and Critique a Model or Argument, Defend a Position in a Model or Argument, Individual, Broadly Applicable, Humanities, Single Class