Book cover for Writing Beyond the University: Preparing Lifelong Learners for Lifewide Writing. Edited by Julia Bleakney, Jessie L. Moore, and Paula Rosinski.
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The authors share an eight-item framework for designing effective writing assignments, as well as an example of a “Real-World Writing Project” that gives students practice writing for authentic audiences and purposes. Although focused on writing in public health, the strategies are adaptable to other disciplines.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Which of the eight recommendations for writing assignments are applicable to your discipline? What would you add or adapt to refine the recommendations in order to prepare students to write in professional contexts in your discipline?
  2. Who might you partner with in your local community to create opportunities for students to write for authentic audiences with real needs?