Simulations and Serious Games Registry Profile:

Rhet Sims 

TitleRhet Sims
Other versions
DeveloperPeter Shea & Jim Grenier
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Company Description
DescriptionRhetorical simulations (Rhet Sims) are interactive texts designed to teach students how to think critically about their own habits of mind when writing. Participants are given a writing prompt and then are asked to create a short text by selecting among a series of paragraph options. A short document is created and then students are asked to explain why the document they created best addresses the need of the assignment. Rhet Sims help students develop a critical awareness of how their choices shape their writing.
Lead Designer
Other Designers/ Writers
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Lead Artist / Video
Demo Available
Link to Video
Link(s) to Support Material
Platform(s)Web browser
Customizable (1 to 10)
Special Hardware
Toolkit/Language usedPowerPoint/Acrobat
Year Designed2012
LMS Integration/ SCORM
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic)8th grade-college
Student time5-10 minutes
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer AvailableOpen
Single player/MultiplayerSingle or multiplayer
Category:Serious Game