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Teachers and Tutors  Writing Across the Curriculum Before Formal Writing Assignment
 

Suggested WriteSite Activities Before First Formal Writing Assignment

 
Activity Help students gain audience-awareness
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Discussion Explain what "writing for a professor" means in your course in terms of expectations

 
Activity Reporter's Questions may be a good way for students to discover what they need to include in their paper.
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Discussion Ask students to deliberately practice this techniques as a way of getting started and give feedback afterwards.

 
Activity Help students to make sure they understand the assignment
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Discussion Ask students to email their understanding of the assignment's "key words"

 

 

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