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Gathering assignment data

STEP 6. Creating the assignment

Prepare your students

Students should not be forced to guess how to complete an assignment or how it will be evaluated. Therefore, make sure you specify the content, format and organization of any assignment you give. Be sure to clearly state the due date for the assignment and any policy for accepting late work. You should also provide a copy of the evaluation rubric you will use to score or grade the assignment.

View an example rubric for an assignment

Monitor progress

Providing feedback and guidance as students work on their assignment is important. Monitor assignment progress by:

Provide examples

Providing examples of exemplary final products can help students to understand your expectations. It is best to use examples of previous students’ work but instructor created examples are fine if student work is unavailable. Be sure to remove any identifiers (names, id numbers) from any student examples you use.

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