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Minute paper slide set

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Overview:
This set of 18 PowerPoint slides features minute paper questions (questions for brief, in-class writing assignments) about a wide variety of evolutionary topics. Minute papers have become a widely used technique for actively engaging students and provide an excellent way to break up a class session. They take just a few minutes to complete and can be easily incorporated into lecture material.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
13-16

Time:
3 minutes

Teaching tips:
With increased experience, the instructor will be able to develop new minute paper topics, optimizing them for particular applications and material. To learn more about how minute papers and other types of active learning activities can be easily incorporated into lecture (and for more downloadable slides!), visit our guide to active learning in the undergraduate classroom.

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