Harvard’s Writing Across the Disciplines program recently updated resources to help students unpack writing prompts. The collection includes information on finding the details in writing prompts that address purpose, genre, evidence and analysis, audience, style and conventions, specific guidelines, and advice on process.
Also available is the ready-to-teach Assignment Prompt Decoder Exercise for Students, which provides instructional steps and classroom resources.
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