#WYOA: “xkcd: Questions” assignmentPosted: August 30, 2013
This happened on Monday:
As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to come up with a writing assignment based on it. So, over their long Labor Day weekend, my students are going to pick a question and answer it. Incorrectly:
Your answer should do two things simultaneously: it should be patently and outrageously false, and it should be as plausible and convincing as possible. Your audience—in this case, your classmates—should know that your answer is totally wrong, but still believe it when they’re done reading.
The full assignment is here; I’ll let you know how it goes.