The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

When Students Write the Wrong Papers: Designing Writing Assignments to Get What You Want from Your Students

Learn to design writing assignments that inspire high-quality writing from your students.


What can you do to get great work from your students? Design great assignments! In this workshop, we'll share five proven strategies for designing writing assignments in any discipline. We'll also discuss samples of effective writing assignments, consider how assignment design can help you respond to students' work more efficiently, and draft a new writing assignment for your classes.

Intended Audience

Instructors in all disciplines who want to talk about what makes for effective writing assignments.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2017

Friday, 1/27, 12:30–2:00 (Sec. 1)

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