International Café: "Goals and Expectations: Understanding Your Writing Assignments"

September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

When you receive a writing assignment from your instructor, you may find yourself unsure of what your instructor is looking for, or even frightened by how much is expected of you. What kind of paper does your instructor want? Are you being asked to summarize, interpret, discuss, make connections, argue—or all of these? What if your instructor uses long lists of questions to prompt your writing—which do you answer, and how? If you have been given a writing assignment that you don’t yet understand, bring it with you to discuss as we learn techniques for interpreting your writing assignments. Facilitated by Sam Pittman