Create or revise your course writing assignments to deepen student learning! In this interactive workshop, you’ll consider why you might ask students to write in the first place, brainstorm discipline-specific genres that go beyond the term paper, explore both informal and formal writing options, and develop strategies for assignment design that highlight writing as an ongoing process rather than a single product. As part of the session, there will be multiple opportunities to receive feedback on your assignment design, so bring an existing writing assignment and/or ideas on a new one you’d like to add to an upcoming course.
After completing this session, participants will be able to:
• select an appropriate genre of writing for a course assignment
• design writing tasks that match a course’s learning outcomes
• evaluate assignment prompts and rubrics for clarity of both task and evaluation criteria
Bring an existing writing assignment you have, or one you’re working on for an upcoming course.