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Review Beyond the Food

This assignment goes beyond your standard food review as it asks students to research and evaluate all aspects of the restaurant including its history, location, and design. It includes a focus on using sensory descriptions and depictions to entice the reader.
career profile assignment

Grammar Lesson Presentation

A grammar presentation assignment for small groups on an assigned topic. Each group is required to provide an explanation, examples, and a way for the class to practice the lesson. This assignment also includes a reflective component.
career profile assignment

Career Profile

An engaging and easily adaptable assignment for early career students that helps them navigate their college career paths

College Writing, Procrastination, and Music

This multi-genre assignment asks students to first explore how much they know their tendencies to procrastinate in a personal essay, then to interview a peer about their respective writing processes, and finally, to compare their own personal essay and an analysis of their interview in a cover letter.

The Moth Memoir

An assignment that asks students to create what the Moth's mini-memoirs are known for: true stories, well told. 

Public Art Profile

This assignment asks students to familiarize themselves with public art and their city by finding one piece to describe, research and analyze. It encourages students to reveal the connections between artists, locations, and communities.
career profile assignment

Writing a Research Proposal

Submitted by John Casey. A research proposal assignment for a required composition class focused on academic writing and research.

On What I Hope This Site Can Be

A Message from the Editor: For those of you that know me, and no doubt today, at the start of this project, many of you...
advice column assignment

The Advice Column Two Ways–Part One: Creative Nonfiction

Writing advice columns with the skills of the essayist allows CNF writers to focus on the shared, often abstract, subjects of disparate experiences.

Social Justice Proposal

A written group assignment that asks students to create a proposal designed to convince a funding agency to fund their organization’s new social justice project.
literacy teaching higher education

Emailing in Academic Context

An assignment that asks students to compose several short versions of an email for different audiences and perform a brief analysis of the differences between the emails.
career profile assignment

Critical Etymology

A brief description of a critical etymology writing assignment for a 200-level Introduction to Criticism and Theory course

The Hip-Hop Nation

An argumentative essay that requires students to clearly articulate their position on whether rap and hip-hop have a negative or positive effect on its listeners, if there should be control over the content of songs, and to explore the reasons why people are affected by these genres so strongly.

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The Perks of the Quote Integration

The ability to properly quote integrate shows readers that you fully understand the quote and you want them to understand and appreciate it as well.
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Concrete Imagery in Poetry Scattegories

To begin: I have students call out a list of abstractions. Usually we end up with some variation on the following: fear sadness joy depression ...
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Class Starters for the Fiction Workshop

For fiction writers, provocation is part of the job description. The same should go for our teaching of fiction, especially with students who are...