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Understanding Your Assignment

It can be quite complicated to figure what exactly your instructor wants from each of the different assignments they have set for the semester. Knowing that you should “respond to the question” posed by the assignment prompt is only the first step in seeing how different assignments are testing your understanding of course materials in different ways. We can help!

Decoding Your Assignment, Part 1 gives a step-by-step process for reading and understanding any writing prompts you might encounter.

Decoding Your Assignment, Part 2 includes instructions for using the Understanding Assignments Worksheet to map out exactly what the assignment entails and use that information to start brainstorming.

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