From in-class activities to sequenced informal and formal assignments, there are a wealth of possibilities for involving your students in meaningful writing practice and learning.
In this section, you’ll find a wide variety of examples that can inspire your creation of writing assignments and writing activities for your course.
Designing Writing Assignments (Mānoa Writing Program, University of Hawai'i)
Teaching Your Field's Forms of Writing (Mānoa Writing Program, University of Hawai'i)
astronomy 1001 | Reflective Essays
2-page assignments on the interaction of humans with Earth
business administration 3033 | Business Communication Assignments
principles for writing professional documents, including business memos
civil engineering / geology 4301 | Laboratory Assignment
formal scientific writing (procedure, results, calculations, references), including a cover letter and appendices
economics 4431W | Economic Analysis Paper
sequenced, process-oriented assignments (proposal, outline, draft), with explicit grading criteria
history / east asian studies 3464 | Sequenced Assignments
diverse formal and informal writing assignments due throughout the term
mechanical engineering 2001 | Reflecting on your Index Card Platform
students reflect on their own design solutions and those of their peers
mechanical engineering 4054 | Design Project Final Report
a broad range of writing considerations (objectives, audience, style, organization, data presentation, collaborative writing)
sociology 3452 | Service Learning Weekly Reflection Papers
informal writing; integration of course content with service-learning activities
... when assigning research
resources for faculty regarding course and assignment development from University of Minnesota Libraries
... for student writers
Students can find out about one-to-one consultations and download handouts about style & grammar, punctuation, the writing process, and documentation.