Designing Writing Assignments

Designing Writing Assignments can be intimidating. Regardless, they are one of your most effective pedagogical tools.

Designing Writing Assignments landing page on Writing@CSUIn the first place, they engage students in the active process of research, discovery, observation, examination and, perhaps most importantly—imagination.

Secondly, they help clarify your course objectives while challenging students to complete what, in essence, is a largely self-directed learning exercise.

And finally, they provide a valuable yardstick with which to measure individual student progress.

To learn more about designing effective writing assignments, visit the Writing@CSU Teaching Guide.