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Written Assignment tips

  1. Identify prompts and topics that are specific to class discussion and the course materials so students can demonstrate their understanding of the material. 
  2. Ask for a tentative bibliography and outline in advance of the deadline.
  3. Have students complete in-class writing assignments to help establish a student’s voice and writing style
  4. Think critically about the assignments you are creating. As technology advances, pinpoint the areas within your discipline that cannot be automated or AI-generated.
  5. Clearly explain your expectations for writing styles for written assignments. For example, if students need to complete an essay using APA style, explain what your expectations are using that style of writing and how essays will be graded. 
  6. Each student has a different educational background and experience. Provide resources for your students to seek writing help related to your expectations.