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  • Writing Should Meet Teaching Goals
    Resource Sample grading criteria Teacher commentary Additional Resources Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Writing Should Meet Teaching Goals To guarantee that writing tasks tie directly to the teaching goals for your class ask yourself questions such as the following What specific course objectives will the writing assignment meet Will informal or formal writing better meet my teaching goals Will students be writing to learn course material to master writing conventions

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  • Working Backwards from Goals
    it might seem awkward at first working backwards from what you hope the final papers will look like often produces the best assignment sheets We recommend jotting down several points that will help you with this step in writing your assignments Why should students write in your class State your goals for the final product as clearly and concretely as possible Determine what writing products will meet these goals and

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  • Resource: Checksheets
    this writing task helps students meet specified the audience and purpose of the assignment outlined clearly all required sub parts of the assignment if any included my grading criteria on the assignment sheet pointed students toward appropriate prewriting activities or sources of information specified the format of the final paper including documentation headings or sections page layout given students models or appropriate samples set a schedule that will encourage students to review each other s drafts and revise their papers Checksheet 2 thanks to Jean Wyrick Is the assignment written clearly on the board or on a handout Do the instructions explain the purpose s of the assignment Does the assignment fit the purpose Is the assignment stated in precise language that cannot be misunderstood If choices are possible are these options clearly marked Are there instructions for the appropriate format examples length typed cover sheet type of paper Are there any special instructions such as use of a particular citation format or kinds of headings If so are these clearly stated Is the due date clearly visible Are late assignments accepted If so any penalty Are any potential problems anticipated and explained Are the grading criteria spelled out as

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  • Four Sample Assignments
    should meet teaching goals Working backward from goals Guidelines for writing assignments Resource Checksheets Resource Sample assignments Agricultural Economics Landscape Architecture Comparative Animal Nutrition Human Development Resource Sample grading criteria Teacher commentary Additional Resources Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Four Sample Assignments Agricultural Economics Landscape Architecture Comparative Animal Nutrition Human Development Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by

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  • Sample Assignments
    food and the environment of your chosen country As well as exploring each of these subsets papers need to highlight the interrelations among them These interrelations should form part of your revision focus for the final draft Important concepts relevant to the papers will be covered in class therefore your research should be focused on the collection of information on your chosen country or region to substantiate your themes Specifically the paper needs to address the following questions Population Developing countries have undergone large changes in population Explain the dynamic nature of this continuing change in your country or region and the forces underlying the changes Better papers will go beyond description and analyze the situation at hand That is go behind the numbers to explain what is happening in your country with respect to the underlying population dynamics structure of growth population momentum rural urban migration age structure of population unanticipated populations shocks etc DUE WEEK 4 Food What is the nature of food consumption in your country or region Is the average daily consumption below recommended levels Is food consumption increasing with economic growth What is the income elasticity of demand Use Engel s law to discuss this behavior Is production able to stay abreast with demand given these trends What is the nature of agricultural production traditional agriculture or green revolution technology Is the trend in food production towards self sufficiency If not can comparative advantage explain this Does the country import or export food Is the politico economic regime supportive of a progressive agricultural sector DUE WEEK 8 Environment This is the third issue to be covered in class It is crucial to show in your paper the environmental impact of agricultural production techniques as well as any direct impacts from population changes This is especially

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  • Sample Assignments
    built project with which you are personally and directly familiar The critique is intended for the informed public as might be expected to be read in such features in The New York Times or Columbus Monthly therefore it should be insightful and professionally valid yet also entertaining and eloquent It should reflect a sophisticated knowledge of the subject without being burdened with professional jargon As in most critiques or reviews you are attempting not only to identify the project s good and bad features but also to interpret the project s significance and meaning As such the critique should have a clear point of view or thesis that is then supported by evidence your description of the place that persuades the reader that your thesis is valid Note however that your primary goal is not to force the reader to agree with your point of view but rather to present a valid discussion that enriches and broadens the reader s understanding of the project To assist in the development of the best possible paper you are to submit a typed draft by 1 00 pm Monday February 10th The drafts will be reviewed as a set and will then serve

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  • Sample Assignments
    stressed by the instructors without major impact on their grades Additional objectives are to provide students with skills in critically reviewing papers and to acquaint writers and reviewers of the instructors expectations for assignments 2 and 3 which are weighted much more heavily Students will submit seven one page handwritten reports from each week s previous laboratory These reports will cover laboratory classes 2 9 note that one report can be dropped and week 10 has no laboratory Reports will be graded 5 points each by the instructors for integration of relevant lecture material or prior experience with the current laboratory Assignment 2 Group problem solving approach to a nutritional problem in the animal industry 50 points Students will be divided into groups of four Several problems will be offered by the instructors but a group can choose an alternative approved topic Students should propose a solution to the problem Because most real life problems are solved by groups of employees and or consultants this exercise should provide students an opportunity to practice skills they will need after graduation Groups will divide the assignment as they see fit However 25 points will be based on an individual s separate assignment 1 2 typed pages and 25 points will be based on the group s total document Thus it is assumed that papers will be peer reviewed The audience intended will be marketing directors who will need suitable background illustrations etc to help their salespersons sell more products This assignment will be started in about the second week of class and will be due by class 28 Assignment 3 Students will develop a topic of their own choosing approved by instructors to be written for two audiences 100 points The first assignment 25 points will be written in common language e

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  • Sample Assignments
    this assignment is to aid the student in learning skills necessary in forming policy making decisions and to encourage the student to consider the integral relationship between theory research and social policy Format The student may choose any issue of interest that is appropriate to the socialization focus of the course but the issue must be clearly stated and the student is advised to carefully limit the scope of the issue question There are three sections to the paper First One page will summarize two conflicting theoretical approaches to the chosen issue Summarize only what the selected theories may or would say about the particular question you ve posed do not try to summarize the entire theory Make clear to a reader in what way the two theories disagree or contrast Your text should provide you with the basic information to do this section Second On the second page summarize abstract one relevant piece of current research The research article must be chosen from a professional journal not a secondary source written within the last five years The article should be abstracted and then the student should clearly show how the research relates to the theoretical position s stated earlier in particular and to the socialization issue chosen in general Be sure the subjects used methodology and assumptions can be reasonably extended to your concern Third On the third page the student will present a policy guideline for example the Colorado courts should be required to include on the child s behalf a child development specialist s testimony at all custody hearings that can be supported by the information gained and presented in the first two pages My advice is that you picture a specific audience and the final purpose or use of such a policy guideline For example perhaps

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