Creating Effective Assignments
A detailed a writing assignment will help students write more effective papers.
Directions should be explicit for students because they will treat assignments as though they were step-by-step instructions.
The following explicit directions should appear on the syllabus or an "assignment sheet":
- type of writing expected
- scope of acceptable subject matter
- length requirements
- formatting requirements
- documentation format
- amount or type of research expected (if any)
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