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Guide to Making and Using Writing Assignments

Creating assignments can be a way of structuring a First Year Seminar.  Putting in the time to create assignments first can help “writing” and “content” work together so that “writing” does not appear to distract from “content” but, to the contrary, enhances the teaching of content, and vice-versa.  Here is some advice for creating writing assignments that help students to learn “content” and think about and discuss it innovatively, precisely, and assertively.