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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

Resources to reference when creating research and writing assignments to maximize clarity and accessibility.


Here are some additional resources we recommend if you want to dive deeper. 

CITL Workshop: Designing Research Paper Assignments: Designing Research Paper Assignments.” Lehigh University Libraries, 8 Jan. 2020.

"Designing Effective Writing Assignments." University of Louisville Writing Center.

"Designing Effective Research Assignments: Sample Assignments." Lansing Community College Library, 9 Jan. 2020.

"Designing Writing Assignments." Teaching Commons DePaul University, 2020.

Harvey, Gordon. "Designing Essay Assignments." Harvard University, 2020.

Hurley, Jennifer. "Why I Threw Away My Rubrics." Medium, 30 Sept. 2016.

Kurland, Daniel J. “Critical Reading and Critical Thinking.” Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2000.

Miller, Hildy. "Designing Effective Writing Assignments." University of Minnesota, 2011.

Weimer, Maryellen, editor. "Keys to Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments." The Teaching Professor, Magna Publication.

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