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Creating Meaningful Writing Assignments

Creating Meaningful Writing Assignments

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.


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Merry Byrd
Merry Byrd (Faculty)
7 years ago

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.