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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

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


1 page    ♦     2-3 pages     ♦     5-10 pages    ♦     10+ pages

  • The length of the assignment can help you decide if scaffolding will be helpful.
    • A 2-3 page paper is not going to contain the same detailed argument or citations of a 5-10 page paper.
    • A 5-10 page paper is going to require more involvement on your part, and the students’, so you may want to build up to that length with a few shorter papers early in the semester.

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