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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

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

Things to Consider

In each section are questions you should ask yourself about your expectations when you’re designing your assignments.

This checklist is based on assignments typically discussed in the Decker Library or Writing Studio with students. It is not comprehensive; it's a framework for faculty to consider and add to. 

Note: there is some overlap in categories--it's unavoidable!

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