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Assignment Design for Research and Writing

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

Time to Complete

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  • The time to complete the assignment will help you decide if scaffolding assignments could be beneficial.
    • Provide students with an assignment timeline.
    • Factor in extra time if this is your first assignment, especially for a freshman class, or if you have many ELL students.
    • Consider factoring time into class for a visit from the Writing Studio to provide a citation, research writing, or plagiarism workshop.

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