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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

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

Argument

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  • Does your assignment ask that students make and defend a position on a specific topic?
  • Do you want students to offer solutions to a problem? 
  • Do you want a compare/contrast paper with both sides shown but one proven to be stronger than the other?
    • ‚ÄčShould students acknowledge the other side of the argument or stick to one side?
  • Do you want students to show the cause/effect of an issue or situation?
  • Do you want students to propose a new event or action?
  • Should the argument be based on personal experience support or research and sources?
  • Do you want students to discuss/include pathos, logos, and ethos for this argument?

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