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Designing Writing-based Assignments


Matthew Pearson, Faculty Development Program Director in the Center for Writing-based Learning, is available to meet with individual faculty members to revamp existing course assignments or design new writing assignments.

Email Matthew Pearson for an appointment or call (773) 325-8353.

Online Resources

  • Designing Writing Assignments” by Traci Gardner. This free open text is all about designing writing assignments. Jump to chapter 3 to learn what Gardner argues the "three goals of a writing assignment" are.
  • Writing Commons. This site bills itself as a "free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research."