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Writing Center | Effective Writing Assignments

Many colleges and universities offer handounts with valuable information on creating more effective writing assignments, including blueprints for writing prompts and basic tips for introducing writing assignments in class. Duke University, Springfield College and Carleton College are three of the best.

If you would like to discuss ways to help your students generate better writing through better assignments, or if you would like to suggest a link that’s missing from this list, please email Scott Swinney. Click here to return to the writing center’s faculty page.


Contact the Writing Center by phone at 202-884-9355 or visit us in the Academic Services Center, Library 1st floor.

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