Designing Effective Assignments

Astronomy 236 Writing Assignments

Author: 
Eric Wilcots

Professor Eric Wilcots teaches a Communication-B course titled "The History of Matter in the Universe." His course Web site includes details about the four writing assignments.

Sample Rubric for Problem Reports and Reflections in a Math Course

Author: 
Jamie Sutherland, Mathematics Department, UW-Madison
Description: 
In this example, the instructor carefully explains the purpose of two different kinds of assignments and uses the rubric to identify the specific traits of strong papers.

Math 130 Sutherland

Lecture 1&2 Spring 2005

 

A Guide to Writing in Math 130

 

Daniel Hausman's Model Philosophy Paper

Author: 
Daniel Hausman
Description: 
On the Web site for his course on Contemporary Moral Issues, Professor Daniel Hausman offers students general commentary on their first papers and illustrates his points with a model paper.

On the Web site for his course on Contemporary Moral Issues, Professor Daniel Hausman offers students general commentary on their first papers and illustrates his points with a model paper.

A Sample Journal Assignment

Author: 
Karen Ryker
Description: 
Professor Karen Ryker's journal assignment asks students to respond to readings, to class activities, and to rehearsals

The journal sets down your daily response to the textbook, to exercises and classwork, to your rehearsals. It should record specific, thoughtful analysis of information and methods and how they improve your technique.

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