Uptake and Antecedent Knowledge

WHITEBOARD ANIMATION VIDEO – Episode 6: Creating Your Own Super Uptake Story

Go on a rocking super adventure with Dragon and best friend Fuzz E. Smalls and learn how Dragon’s writing research and super uptake story not only help her to write an effective cover letter and resume to secure a new job, but also give her successful problem-solving strategies that she can take with her to any future writing situation. Learning Outcome Adventure Series | Runtime: 8:45

VIDEO – Taking up Uptake

Uptake is the process of making meaning out of new ideas, tasks, or situations. It happens socially and through our memories and experiences. The better we get at looking at our uptake, the better we can be at getting through new situations. The Word Bird | Runtime: 6:58

ARTICLE – Angela Rides the Bus

In this children’s story style article, Angela Sheets explores her process of researching and learning to navigate the Bloomington-Normal bus system. She discusses how her awareness of her own learning process helps her adapt to the new situation. Additionally, she examines how the various genres in the Connect-Transit Bus System make the bus-riding activity possible. GWRJournal: 5.1 | Pages: 18

ARTICLE – Genres that Suck! Why is Dracula in a Commercial Selling Car Insurance, Anyway?

As her research questions and methods evolve, Michelle C. Wright questions if genres that take up vampires become antecedent genres for other activity systems and finds solutions in mapping how vampires took shape as a trope in folklore told over centuries.  GWRJournal 5.1  | Pages: 16

ARTICLE – Recipes: A Socio-Historical Tour of the Palate Genre

Jayna Leipart Guttilla draws from her experiences to consider another common yet captivating genre, considering the historical context and cultural weight of recipes. GWRJournal: 5.2 | Pages: 13

PDF – Uptake Genres Your PEER: Packet of Explorations, Examples & Resources

ISU’s CCCC Workshop March 2015 | Pages: 38