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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
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.
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
Discussion Ask students to email their understanding of the assignment's "key words"



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