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Creating Meaningful Writing Assignments


Creating Meaningful Writing Assignments

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This article is by Rhoda L. Flaxman, Director, College writing Programs, at Brown University. She spends time trying to interpret faculty writing assignments for students who come to the center. In this article, she identifies and shares five prompts that create better writing.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: July 29, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 16, 2012
Submitter: Cathy Swift



Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Merry Byrd
3 years ago

Merry Byrd (Faculty)

This provides a good overview (or quick review) of what to include in a writing assignment.  I do like students to choose their own audience, but I think that they often automatically default to "instructor"; so the reminder to contextualize for and with them is helpful.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min.