Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Assignment Design > Writing
Well-designed writing assignments, in short, lead directly to student learning. In doing so, well–designed writing assignments help you achieve your most central student-learning goals.
You’ll find a list of general assignment design principles directly below and then a design template that can help you apply best practices and create an effective and clear/easy-to-understand writing assignment.
Use this one-page
writing assignment template to help you prepare for your class's next writing assignment.
Matthew Pearson, Director of the Center for Writing-based Learning, is available to meet with individual faculty members to revamp existing course assignments or design new writing assignments.
Email Matthew for an appointment.